A two-year-old boy has been taken to hospital after a man was stabbed outside a pub in West Bromwich.

Officers were called to the Flower Pot pub just before 6.40pm on Sunday (October 6).

The 24-year-old man was found with multiple stab wounds and rushed to hospital with life threatening injuries.

The youngster was also taken to hospital with minor injuries thought to have been caused during the incident.

An area of Spon Lane has been cordoned off as officers carry out forensic, CCTV and house to house enquiries.

Police say they have now launched an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the attack.

I understand the concerns of the community and would like to offer reassurance that we’re doing all we can to establish what happened yesterday and find those responsible. If you saw what happened, or have any information about the incident please get in touch."

West Midlands Police, Detective Sergeant Paul Cook: