Man arrested after New Cross Hospital worker stabbed

A man has been arrested after a worker at New Cross Hospital was stabbed.

Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed
Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed

A 21-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of wounding after the staff member was injured at the Wolverhampton hospital just before 11am.

The woman's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, West Midlands Police said.

Officers are onsite and there is increased security presence after the incident, the trust which runs the hospital said.

Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.
Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.

But patients are advised that there is no disruption to appointments or A&E.

Wolverhampton Police tweeted saying: "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.

Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.
Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.

"A 21-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of wounding.

"We're in the early stages of our investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact us via live chat on our website west-midlands.police.uk or by calling 101. Quote log 1521 of 20/7/21."

A nurse who wished to remain anonymous said: "It's quite bad to hear that someone can come on hospital grounds and attack someone as we're here to serve and protect, not be abused.

"I'm just left wondering if there's enough measures in place to help protect people coming into A&E as this is the first time I've known this to happen and I don't want it to happen again.

Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.
Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.

"I hope she's alright as she's one of us and you don't want to see anyone get hurt like this."

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust tweeted saying: "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."

A member of the public at the hospital, who did not want to be named, said: "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.

Police at the Emergency Department entrance of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton after a member of staff was stabbed. Photo: SnapperSK.

"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."

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