Man, 21, arrested after female NHS worker stabbed in Wolverhampton hospital

20 July 2021, 17:31

A man has been arrested after member of the hospital's staff was stabbed
A man has been arrested after member of the hospital's staff was stabbed. Picture: Alamy
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a female NHS worker was stabbed at Wolverhampton's New Cross Hospital.

The victim, whose age has not been released, suffered injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening, West Midlands Police (WMP) confirmed.

She was attacked shortly before 11am on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the force said later in the day.

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust posted on Twitter that there had been a "police incident" at the hospital and that officers were present.

It also said there was an "increased security presence" in the Trust's buildings.

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WMP wrote on Twitter: "We've arrested a man after a staff member was stabbed at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, just before 11am today.

"Fortunately, the woman's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"A 21-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of wounding."

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The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust said in a statement: "There has been a police incident at New Cross Hospital this morning.

"Police are currently on site and we have increased security presence.

"There is no disruption to services so please attend A&E or your appointment as normal."

Anyone with information is asked to contact WMP via the live chat on its website, or by calling 101 and quoting log 1521 of 20/7/21.