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).