Man, 21, arrested for wounding after nurse is stabbed at hospital in Wolverhampton
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a nurse was stabbed at a hospital in Wolverhampton this morning.
Officers rushed to the scene after a woman was stabbed at New Cross Hospital, in Heath Town, just before 11am today.
The injuries of the member of staff are not believed to be life-threatening, West Midlands Police said.
There is now increased security at the hospital and police officers are at the site.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after a nurse was stabbed at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton today
The force have said they are now in the ‘early stages of our investigation’ and have urged anyone with information to come forward.
They said in a statement: ‘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.’
Meanwhile the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust tweeted: ‘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.’
There is now increased security at the hospital in Wolverhampton and police officers are at the site
Following the incident, a witness, who did not wish to be named, told The Express and Star: ‘I heard about the incident this morning and I’m a little shocked to hear what happened, so I hope she’s OK and recovers quickly.
‘It’s awful to hear it’s happened, but I don’t think it’s happened around here before.
‘I don’t feel unsafe at all as I think we have great security here and it’s just one incident.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police by calling 101 and using the quote log 1521 of 20/7/21.