A pensioner is fighting for his life after being stabbed in broad daylight outside a supermarket in Birmingham.
The man, believed to be in his 70s, was rushed to hospital after the sickening attack outside a shop on Tynedale Road in the area of Tyseley on Saturday.
Following the incident armed police swooped on the street and paramedics quickly arrived.
West Midlands Police said in a statement that the victim was in a “serious condition” as he was taken to hospital for treatment.
⚠️⛔Due to a Police incident, Tynedale Road #Tyseley is CLOSED, between Spring Road and Olton Boulevard West.
Avoid the area if possible and consider alternative routes.#PlanAhead pic.twitter.com/ylf42Bmdmm
— West Midlands Roads (@WMRoads) January 16, 2021
A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
A spokesperson for the force said “investigations are in the early stages to establish what happened”.
The scene was closed for several hours between Olton Boulevard west and Spring Road with forensics officers working to gather evidence.
Pictures published on social media showed the scene sealed off by police.
West Midlands Police said in a statement: “We were called to reports of a stabbing on Tynedale Road, Birmingham at 1pm today.
“A man, believed to be in his 70s, was taken to hospital in a serious condition.
“A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.
“Investigations are in the early stages to establish the circumstances that led to this incident.
“Anyone with information can contact us via live chat on our website or by calling 101. Please quote log number 1490 of 16/01.”