Nurse stabbed at hospital in Wolverhampton as man, 21, arrested for wounding

An NHS worker has been stabbed at a hospital in Wolverhampton this morning, seeing armed police swoop on the trust.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding after the incident involving a woman, who is believed to be a nurse, at New Cross Hospital just before 11am today.

She was said to have been immediately taken into theatre for surgery on her wounds, which were not thought to be life-threatening.

It was claimed that the staff member was intervening in a dispute between two patients when she was stabbed.

West Midlands Police confirmed a man was arrested and said there was no longer a police scene at the hospital after extra security was drafted on-site in wake of the shocking attack.

Lee Butler posted on Twitter: "Can’t believe text I’ve just had off my mrs….

"She works up new cross & a member of staff has just been stabbed. I don’t know why I am surprised but I am, scum everywhere."

A force spokesperson said: "We've arrested a man after a staff member was stabbed at New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, just before 11am today (20 July).

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

"A 21-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of wounding and will be questioned in due course.

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."

Wolves police said they were in the "early stages of our investigation" and encouraged anyone with any information regarding the attack to contact them.

You can get in touch via a live chat on their website or by calling 101 and quoting log 1521 of 20/7/21.

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