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.
“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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