A man has been left seriously injured following a stabbing at a pub in Hagley. 

West Mercia Police said they were called shortly after 9.30pm yesterday (Thursday, May 9) to reports of a fight involving a large group of people at the Lyttelton Arms. 

One person, a 36-year-old man, was stabbed during the incident and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with serious injuries. 

Officers said he remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. 

The North Worcestershire Patrol Chief Inspector, Jake Wright, said: "I know this incident has caused a lot of concern locally and I’d like to reassure the community that we’re taking the incident incredibly seriously and are doing all we can to find those responsible.

"We’ve launched an investigation and as part of that, I’d urge anyone with any information about the incident to come forward.

"If you were in the pub at the time and saw or were even part of the fight then please get in touch as you could have vital information.

"We’d also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen anything suspicious.  Anyone with dash-cam footage or video doorbell footage which may show the group of men involved is also asked to get in touch."

The incident is being treated as attempted murder and enquiries are ongoing.

A police cordon is in place at the pub and will remain in place throughout the day.

Anyone with information can speak to officers at the scene or contact the reactive CID team at dl-dcid@westmercia.police.uk or 01562 826103 quoting incident number 518i of May 9, 2024.

Alternatively, if you don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, information can be shared anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

A spokesperson for The Lyttelton Arms, said: "We are aware of a serious incident and are helping the police with their enquiries."