A man is in a stable condition following a stabbing in Weoley Castle last night.

The slip road exiting Asda in Barnes Hill, Weoley Castle was cordoned off by police just after 8pm yesterday (Thursday 29th September) while they investigated a serious incident.

This morning, West Midlands Police have confirmed that a 25 year old man was stabbed in the stomach by a man when he got out of his car. The man then fled the scene with an accomplice.

The police investigation is in its early stages but officers believe the incident was a “targeted attack with no risk to the wider public”.

The area was cordoned off overnight for forensic examination and detectives are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Detective Inspector Richard Marsh, from Force CID, said: “This a fast moving investigation and we have a number of lines of enquiry which we are following up, but I would still like to hear from anyone who has information and has not yet spoken to an officer.

“Fortunately the young man’s injuries are not life threatening, but this could have been a very different outcome.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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