Police are continuing to hunt a knifeman who stabbed a victim in Dudley after a girl allegedly shouted "get him."
The 28-year-old had been in a serious condition in hospital with chest and head injuries after the attack on Halesowen Road on Sunday.
Police said he is now in a stable condition.
One eyewitness said that the man was “lucky to be alive” after describing how he was beaten to the ground and then stabbed with a large knife.
A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said today:
The victim is in a stable condition. There have been no arrests and enquiries are ongoing.
A teenage girl repeatedly shouted “get him" before one of several assailants viciously stabbed the victim, the eyewitness said.
The local described how two or three men in their 20s, egged on by a similar number of younger girls, laid into their victim near Netherton Health Centre.
The local described the knifeman as wearing a black hoodie and black tracksuit-type clothing with a shaven head.