A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following the stabbing of a woman in Lye, near Stourbridge, today (Monday August 7).

Police were called to Providence Street, shortly after 3.30pm this afternoon where the victim has been stabbed multiple times.

The woman, aged in her 20s, suffered multiple injuries and was rushed to Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital where she was reportedly in a serious condition.

Shortly after the incident, officers arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder. Detectives believe the two are known to each other.

The area, a car park situated behind a row of shops, was sealed off as forensic officers carried out investigations.

Melissa Hill, who lives nearby, told the News: “I’d just got out of a taxi and saw a woman on the floor, bleeding heavily.

"She was screaming in pain and there were many people around her. It looked like she had been stabbed several times.

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police were called to Providence Street in Lye just after 3.30pm this afternoon to reports of a stabbing.

“A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital, with multiple stab injuries, where she remains in a serious condition.

“A man has been arrested on suspicion attempted murder.

"At this stage we are not are looking for anyone else and believe the parties were known to each other.

“Officers are currently speaking to a number of witnesses and have cordoned off the scene to carry out forensic investigations.”

The incident is the second stabbing to have rocked the Stourbridge area within 48 hours.

Ryan Passey, aged 24, of Quarry Bank, died yesterday (Sunday) after being stabbed in the chest in Chicago's in Stourbridge town centre on a night out.