Black country

Stab attack sparks police search in Walsall

An extensive police search has been started in the Black Country after a woman was stabbed in the stomach.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in Stroud Avenue, Willenhall, Walsall, at about 0830 BST. Police said it may have been a domestic-related attack.

A woman in her 40s is in a serious condition in hospital.

West Midlands Police said they wanted to speak to the victim's ex-partner urgently.

The scene has been cordoned off and a police helicopter and dog handlers are searching for a local man.

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