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.”