DETECTIVES investigating after a man was injured with a machete in Mile Oak have arrested two men.
Police were called by West Midlands Ambulance Service at 1535 GMT on Friday afternoon (22 January) to reports that a man had been attacked with a machete on Sutton Road in Mile Oak.
He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious leg injuries where he remains in a stable condition.
A 46-year-old man, from Tamworth, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 19-year-old man, also from Tamworth, has been arrested on suspicion of affray. They remain in custody at this time.
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.
At Tamworth Informed out thoughts are with the victim and we wish them a speedy recovery.
You can pass information regarding the machete incident to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website www.staffordshire.police.uk 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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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