A two-year-old boy has been injured in a brutal gang attack that left a man fighting for his life with multiple stab wounds.
Emergency services were called to reports of a fight outside the Flower Pot pub in West Bromwich in the West Midlands just before 6.40pm last night.
A 24-year-old man was attacked by a gang outside the pub, near to the town centre, and stabbed several times.
He was treated at the scene and taken to hospital by paramedics with serious injuries, where he remains today in a critical condition.
Shockingly, a two-year-old boy was also taken to hospital with minor injuries he suffered during the attack.
A two-year-old boy was injured after a gang stabbed a man multiple times outside the Flower Pot pub in West Bromwich, West Midlands last night
The man is fighting for his life after the attack outside of the pub, though the two-year-old suffered minor injuries
Detective Sergeant Paul Cook, from West Midlands Police CID, said: ‘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.’
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson added: ‘We were called at 6.37pm to reports of a man who has been assaulted by a number of others; they had left scene.
‘We sent an ambulance, two paramedic officers and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car.
The man is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed multiple times by the gang
‘On arrival they found a man who had been badly hurt with a large crowd of onlookers at the scene.
‘A man in 20s was treated for serious injuries and taken on blue lights to hospital with the critical care paramedic travelling.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk – between 8am and midnight or on 101 at anytime.
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 2125 of the 06/10/2019.