Hero tries to save man’s life after double Yew Tree estate stabbing

A hero who tried to save a man’s life after a shocking double stabbing on a Black Country housing estate has spoken of the ordeal. Two men were hurt after being attacked on the Yew Tree estate – bordering Walsall and West Bromwich – last night.

Now, an 18-year-old man who lives nearby has told how he spotted machetes being brandished as he looked out of his window. He recalled seeing a group of men chasing one of the victims before allegedly wounding him with a blade.

The man – who wished to remain anonymous – said he then rushed to the injured men and tried to stop the bleeding before paramedics arrived on scene. He told BlackCountryLive: “I saw two groups of people fight. I was upstairs, looked out of my window because I heard shouting.

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“As I looked out, there were two groups of males. There were four or five people in a black car, two people in a silver car. They were fighting. At first, it looked like they were playing fighting.

“As I kept looking, I saw big machetes [they were] swinging them. The five males tried to get the other two into their car. Then they have kept trying to fight and not get out of the car.



Police cordon in Brooklands, West Bromwich.

“One of the two males tried to run away. The other five males tried to chase after him and stabbed him and they ran back to the car.”

He added: “It is shocking. When it happened, I did not know what to do. I ran downstairs and tried to help him. We tried to stop the bleeding with lots of towels, I got the towels from the house brought it there.

“The two boys that got stabbed were brothers. The brother that was less injured called an ambulance. I stayed with him until the ambulance came.

“We were just trying to keep him awake. It felt like forever. When they came, we went away.” Paramedics were called to the scene at 8.08pm and discovered two men had been injured.

One man suffered a serious injury and was given trauma care at the scene before being taken to hospital for ’emergency care’. A second man suffered less serious injuries and was treated on the scene before being taken to hospital for further checks on Wednesday, April 13.

Residents have since spoken out about the events which unfolded on their ‘lovely estate’. Former Tesco worker Pat Smith said she was ‘shocked’ after hearing about the incident.

The 73-year-old said: “I came outside to see what was going on. There were a few people on the street. I’m shocked, it’s terrible what happened. This is a nice estate.” A man, who wished to remain anonymous, added: “It is shocking to see what happened, especially so close to home. It is a lovely estate, I feel safe here.

“I hope the injured people pull through. They are someone’s sons.” A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing at 8.08pm last night in the Yew Tree estate area of ​​Walsall.

“An ambulance, paramedic officer and a trauma doctor and critical care paramedic attended. Crews arrived to find two men who had been injured.

“One man sustained a serious injury and received trauma care on scene by the doctor and critical care paramedic before being transported on blue lights to hospital for further emergency care. The second man suffered less serious injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to hospital for further checks. “

West Midlands Police has been approached for comment.

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