TWO teenagers were rushed to hospital with serious injuries after a double stabbing in Stourbridge town centre.

Ambulance and police flooded the town on Tuesday evening after two teenage boys were stabbed in a car park off the Ryemarket at around 5.30pm.

The teenagers, aged 14 and 15, were found to have suffered potentially serious injuries and were rushed to hospital for further treatment.

They remain in a “serious but stable condition”, police said on Wednesday.

The Ryemarket Shopping Centre and the multi-storey car park remained closed on Wednesday as police continued to carry out their investigations, which has seen officers recover a weapon.

Stourbridge News: Emergency services on Market Street on March 15.Emergency services on Market Street on March 15.

Police cordons remained in place on Talbot Street and at the underpass leading to Market Street, while police vans were also parked outside Waitrose on Market Street and Talbot Street.

The shocking incident has left the town shaken as the police investigation gets underway.

One elderly Stourbridge resident who was out shopping on Wednesday morning, said: “It’s bad, I saw the helicopter last night. It’s getting worse. We’ve felt safe here but not now.

“I was just having my tea when I heard the noise. The helicopter was right above us. It’s all about knives these days, it’s scary.”

Councillor Nicholas Barlow, who represents Wollaston and Stourbridge Town, tweeted: “I'm shocked and saddened to hear that another stabbing has occurred in Stourbridge. When will people realise that knifing someone is not the answer to a situation, it only brings anger and misery to others.”

A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: "We are currently trawling through CCTV and have spoken to a number of witnesses but would urge anyone who has not yet spoken to us, to get in touch. 

"Anyone with information is urged to contact us quoting log 3351 of 15/3. Information can also be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."