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Eight-year-old girl dies after being stabbed

The scene in Brownhills Credit: ITV News Central

An eight-year-old girl has died after being stabbed in Brownhills.

Police were called to Valley View at around 9:15pm last night. The girl was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later died.

A 54-year-old man, who was treated in hospital for a stab wound to his stomach, has been arrested. He is in a stable condition and will be questioned later.

We are treating this as a domestic incident.

Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.

– Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, West Midlands Police