Detectives launch investigation after man attacked with machete in Mile Oak

Friday, 22nd January 2021

DETECTIVES are investigating after a man was attacked with a machete in Mile Oak this afternoon.

Police were called by West Midlands Ambulance Service at 1535 GMT this afternoon (Friday 22 January) to reports that a man had been attacked with a machete on Sutton Road in Mile Oak.

He has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious leg injuries.

A large police presence was seen in the area and officers, including armed response officers remained at the location in to this evening.

Readers have also reported seeing a police helicopter in the area, but it has not been confirmed as to whether this was related to the incident.

Staffordshire Police have not confirmed if anyone has been apprehended in relation to the incident,  but no warning has been given in relation to concern for the wider public.

Aerial image of Sutton Road Mileoak. © Tamworth Informed

A Number of Police Officers and a West Midlands Ambulance Service vehicle remained on the scene this evening.

At Tamworth Informed out thoughts are with the victim and we wish them a speedy recovery.

You can pass information to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website or via their Facebook or Twitter pages, quoting incident number 471 of 22 January.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Here at Tamworth Informed, we want to say a huge thank you to all NHS Staff, Care Workers, Emergency Service Workers, Shop Staff and anyone else helping to keep us safe, healthy, fed, watered or connected to vital services during this difficult of the 3rd National Lockdown. Please stay safe and look after each other.

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England was to enter a National Lockdown, meaning that we should all stay at home. 

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> You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
> You must not leave your home unless necessary.
> Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

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