Last night (Saturday 20th January 2018) a violent incident took place in Valley View, Catshill, Brownhills, following which an eight year old girl sadly lost her life and a 54 year old man is in hospital – a man has been arrested.
Firstly, members of this poor family live in town and on social media. They have communicated how hurtful and unhelpful – and in some cases how downright nasty – the social media gossip has been. Please stop.
Respect. This. Family.
My sympathies and condolences of all the blog readers here to the family, at a time of unimaginable sadness.
This is the information from West Midlands Police and all that will be here will be from them.
I will not allow debate on this.
West Midlands Police said:
A man has been arrested after an eight-year-old child was stabbed at an address in Brownhills last night (Saturday 20 January).
Police were called to Valley View at around 9.15pm where the young girl was found with serious injuries. 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 treated in hospital for a stab wound to his stomach. He is now in a stable condition and will be questioned in due course.
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.”