A pensioner was stabbed in his own home by a masked gang who broke in during broad daylight.

The victim, aged 71, was attacked with a knife after robbers forced their way into his home in Titford Road, Oldbury, just after 4pm yesterday (Sunday).

He suffered cuts to his head, face and throat and remains in hospital in a serious condition.

The robbers fled with jewellery, an iPhone and £700 cash in what police believe was a targeted attack.

Seven people have since been arrested.

Three men - aged 37, 40 and 42 - were arrested at an address in Cottage Walk, West Bromwich, at 9.20pm last night, just over five hours after the incident.

Then, in the early hours of this morning, police raided an address on Hollywell Street in Bilston and arrested three men aged 35, 36 and 38, as well as a 40-year-old woman.

Detective Inspector Jacqui Nicholson from West Midlands Police CID, said: "This was a grotesquely violent attack on a man in his own home.

"We suspect the robbery was targeted and not a random attack.

"We’ve responded quickly to make several arrests but we’d still appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time that might have seen anything, to get in touch as soon as possible."

Police have confirmed that CCTV is currently being reviewed and house-to-house enquiries are being carried out in the area.

Anyone with information should call force CID on 101 quoting log 1629 10/2 or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.