A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Kidderminster. 

West Mercia Police said the incident happened on Market Street at around 5pm yesterday (Tuesday, May 14) when a 17-year-old boy was stabbed. 

He was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be life-threatening. 

A 16-year-old boy was "quickly detained" and has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

Detective Inspector Warren Matthews said: "Understandably our community will be concerned by this incident, but I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident. The suspect was quickly detained by officers and remains in police custody.

"The impact of knife crime can be devastating and it’s something we take incredibly seriously.  We work closely with partners including charities, schools, colleges and youth groups to educate young people on the dangers of carrying knives.

"As always, I’d urge anyone with concerns about knife crime to get in touch with us. Young people can also report concerns anonymously through Fearless, a ‘Crimestoppers’ service for 11-16 year olds."

Fearless can be contacted by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/fearless or by calling 0800 555 111.