Man aged 20s is stabbed to death with machete in Wolverhampton as cops hunt attacker

A MAN in his 20s has been stabbed to death with a machete in Wolverhampton as cops hunt down the attacker.

The victim was today pronounced dead at the scene in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton, which has been cordoned off while the forensic team scours for evidence.

The victim was today pronounced dead at the scene in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton

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The victim was today pronounced dead at the scene in Chervil Rise, WolverhamptonCredit: https://twitter.com/CrimeLdn

Cops were called at around 5.20pm but the machete-wielding killer fled before officers arrived.

The offender is thought to have ran off on foot and police are now appealing for witnesses.

A resident living nearby told BirminghamLive: “It is awful that some young man has lost his life. I really hope the police find the suspect and quickly.

“Everyone on the street is shocked by this mindless violence and my thoughts go out to his family.”

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: “We’ve launched a murder enquiry after a man was stabbed in a Wolverhampton street today (13 July).

“We received a 999 call just after 5.20pm reporting a man having been attached with a machete in Chervil Rise, Wolverhampton.

“The victim – who is believed to be in his 20s – was pronounced dead at the scene and we’ve cordoned off the area for a full forensic examination.

“It’s understood the offender ran off on foot and we’re now appealing for witnesses to get in touch.

“Anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened, or who saw a man running away, is asked to message us on Live Chat via our website or call 101 quoting log 3707 from 13 July.”

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