Appeal for witnesses after stabbing in Tamworth

Thursday, 14th January 2021

DETECTIVES are seeking witnesses to a stabbing in Tamworth last night (13 January) that left the victim with a deep stab wound in his back that thankfully is not life-changing.

Staffordshire Police were first made aware of the incident when a man from Tamworth was transferred to Good Hope Hospital from Sir Robert Peel Hospital with a stab wound to his back at around 1915 GM.

It is believed however, that the incident occurred between 1715 GMT and 1815 GMT on grassland between Glascote Heath and Belgrave.

Fortunately, the victim, a male in his 20s who has not been named sustained injuries which have been described as not life-threatening or life-changing.

A spokesperson from Staffordshire Police has said:

“We received a call at about 9.20pm from West Midlands Police asking us to attend Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield after a man from the Tamworth area had been transferred there with a stab wound to his lower back.

“The victim, in his 20s, had previously presented himself at the Robert Peel Medical Centre in Tamworth at about 7.15pm before being transferred. The attack is believed to have happened one-to-two hours before he arrived.

“It was determined that prior to arriving at the medical centre the victim had walked across the grassland area between Glascote Heath and Belgrave having left a friend’s house with other friends in Glascote Heath.

“He left his friends to go over the A5 and Belgrave Lake via a footbridge, and after exiting the steps men not known to him approached from behind and stabbed him. Thankfully his injuries were not life-changing or life-threatening.”

You can pass information to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website or via their Facebook or Twitter pages quoting incident number 645 of 13 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.

Find out more information about COVID-19 on the NHS 111 website here