Wolverhampton Stabbing: Boy, 12, May Have Witnessed Fatal Attack

Boy, 12, May Have Seen Woman Being Stabbed 18 Times

A 12-year-old boy might have witnessed a woman being stabbed 18 times in a flat.

The woman and a man were found with multiple stab injuries at the flat off Newhampton Road West in Wolverhampton yesterday after concerned neighbours contacted police.

The woman died at the scene, while the man was taken to hospital in a critical condition.

A post-mortem examination carried out last night revealed the 36-year-old woman had been stabbed 18 times in the abdomen and chest, a West Midlands Police spokeswoman said.

Police were called to reports of disorder at the flat just before 8am yesterday.

Officers arrived to find a woman and a man both collapsed inside the address. A 12-year-old boy was also found at the property but it is not yet known whether he witnessed the incident, a police spokeswoman said.

He is being treated as a potential witness.

The spokeswoman refused to confirm whether the man and woman were a couple and how the boy is linked to them.

The boy is not thought to have been injured in the incident.

The man's condition has improved and he is now in a stable condition in hospital, the spokeswoman said.

Police have not named the dead woman.

A police spokesman said yesterday that officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.


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