Girl, aged 8, stabbed to death in West Midlands

A 54-year-old man has been arrested after an eight-year-old girl was stabbed to death near Walsall, police have said.

The attack happened in the Brownhills area last night.

Police say they were called at about 9.15pm and when they arrived at the address they found the girl with serious injuries.

Officers said: “She was taken to hospital, but sadly nothing could be done to save her and she died a short time later.”

The 54-year-old man was also taken to hospital and treated for a stab wound to his stomach.

Police say he is in a stable condition.

A police officer

Image: Police say they are treating the stabbings as a ‘domestic incident’

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the homicide unit, said: “We are treating this as a domestic incident and are not looking for anyone else in connection with the child’s death.

“Our family liaison team are supporting the family of the little girl, who are naturally devastated by her death. Our thoughts remain with them.”

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