Youth charged with attempted murder for claw hammer attack

A 17-year-old youth has been charged in connection with a claw-hammer attack in Bilston Street Wolverhampton that took place last Thursday 12 July.

Following police appeals for information, two 17-year-old youths handed themselves in to police and were arrested. A 17-year-old has been charged with attempted murder and will be appearing at Walsall Magistrates Court today. The other youth has been released on bail pending police investigations.
 
The 17-year-old victim remains in a critical condition in hospital. Detective Sergeant Chris Jones from the Force’s CID said he is still appealing for people to come forward with information. He added:

“We understand there was an argument that ended with a man being attacked. He sustained serious head injuries and underwent emergency surgery on Thursday but remains in a critical condition.
 
“Our officers have been able to secure vital evidence and witness accounts. At present we understand this was a targeted attack, but believe there are more people that have information about what happened and why."
 
If anyone was in Bilston Street on Thursday evening and witnessed the attack, or has information about the preceding circumstances then call Wolverhampton Force CID department on 101 ext. 871 3325.
 
To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20WV/157245Y/18. 

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