Man dies and another critical in double stabbing in Handsworth

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Sunday 31st May 2015 – 12.00noon – Claire Brown.

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called to reports of a stabbing in Grove Lane in Handsworth, Birmingham shortly after 3.00am this morning (Sunday).

Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and medics from the West Midlands Central Accident Resuscitation Emergency (CARE) Team were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found two patients who had sustained multiple serious injuries. One man was in traumatic cardiac arrest and was being given excellent CPR by police officers on scene.

“Ambulance staff and medics quickly took over resuscitation attempts and performed advanced life support on the man. Sadly nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The condition of the second patient, a man in his 20s, quickly deteriorated and he too went into cardiac arrest. The medical team commenced advanced life support and after several minutes managed to restart the man’s heart. He was quickly transferred to hospital on blue lights.

“Medics at hospital were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition.”

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