Police have launched a murder investigation after a man, believed to be in his 20s, was killed by a machete-weilding attacker in horrific assault. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
West Midlands Police were called to reports of a man in his 20s having been attacked with a machete in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton, today. The attacker fled the scene on foot.
A police statement read: “We’ve launched a murder enquiry after a man was stabbed in a Wolverhampton street today (13 July).
“We received a 999 call just after 5.20pm reporting a man having been attached with a machete in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton.
Man stabbed to death in Wolverhampton
The offender believed to have fled on foot
“The victim – who is believed to be in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene and we’ve cordoned off the area for a full forensic examination.
“It’s understood the offender ran off on foot and we’re now appealing for witnesses to get in touch.”
A neighbour living near the scene of the incident said: “It is awful that some young man has lost his life. I really hope the police find the suspect and quickly.
Everyone on the street is shocked by this mindless violence and my thoughts go out to his family.”
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This murder comes just a week after two paramedics were stabbed during a call out to a residential street.
The paramedics were rushed to hospital following the attack while police managed to taser a man.
Shocking footage from the scene showed a medic being wheeled away by a colleague.
A man was later arrested.
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“More officers on the streets will help to keep us all safe.
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String of bloody crimes have erupted across the UK
Since coronavirus lockdown was imposed back in March, the UK has seen a string of killings over recent weeks.
Just yesterday, a man was shot dead in Penge, London.
Detectives from Specialist Crime believe the man died from gunshot wounds.
The man, who was believed to be in his 30s, has yet to be identified. No arrests have been made at this stage.