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Off duty Police Officer stabbed during Car Jacking

An off duty police officer has been stabbed in broad daylight during a failed carjacking attempt

The incident happened on Queslett Road in Great Barr.

Emergency services and Midlands Air Ambulance are attended the scene at 2pm landing on a local school field.

A brawl took place before the victim was knifed in the ribs and the offenders escaped on in a car.

Despite being stabbed the police officer did not hand over car keys to the suspect dressed in a black hooded top.

Eventually the attack was overcome by the officers who was loosing a lot of blood and gave chase and attempted to tackle the knife man before he escaped in a waiting car.

The victim was a police officer with West Mercia Police, he was taken to hospital

West Midlands Police confirmed earlier today that the victim was a man in his 20s, who was approached before his attacker demanded his keys.

A spokesman said: “Police were called to reports of a stabbing on Moreton Avenue shortly after 1.30pm today (5 September).

“A man in his 20s was walking down the road when he was approached by a man demanding the keys to his car, before he was stabbed in the chest.

“He has been taken to hospital, where he is being treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.”

“The offender made off from the scene in a dark blue Ford Fiesta.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police either via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to 9pm, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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