A TEENAGER has been seriously injured after being knifed in a busy city centre.
Cops have locked down the area as they hunt for the attacker after the boy, 16, was stabbed in Wolverhampton at around 4:20pm.
The stabbing took place on Lichfield Street at the junction of Pipers Row at around 4.20pm on Friday[/caption]
Emergency services were spotted at the scene within a cordon, prompting passerbys to gather around the outside.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We’re working hard to collect and watch CCTV as speak to witnesses.
“The area is being forensically examined for evidence and is cordoned off.
“You should avoid the area to minimise disruption to your journey.
“We do not know why this has happened but the person who did this should immediately go to the nearest police station.
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“If you saw what happened but haven’t spoken to officers at the scene, message us via Live Chat on our website west-midlands.police.uk quoting reference number 2853-010422.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing on Pipers Row, near to Wolverhampton Bus Station, at 4:19pm and sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car to the scene.
“On arrival we discovered a male patient who was treated for serious injuries before being taken to hospital for further treatment.
“The doctor travelled with the patient to help continue treatment en route to hospital.”