Update on Ashmore Park Police Incident

Well it is the start of a new working week. Hopefully it will be a better opening to the week, than what was faced at the closing of last week.

The Police have informed your Councillors that they are “investigating after three men were seriously injured in Ashmore, Wolverhampton last night (Friday 24 June).” They tell us that “At around 10.55pm we started to receive multiple 999 calls reporting a fight between a group of people with weapons, on Southall Road. We immediately sent lots of officers and medics, supported by firearms teams. Three men, aged 26, 37 and 39, were taken to hospitals across the West Midlands with multiple serious injuries. They continue to be treated for their life-changing injuries, today. The three injured men, who are all from Wolverhampton, had just left a nearby pub when they were attacked by two men armed with knives. At this time, we believe that all of the men know each other.”

The Police go onto say that “We have spoken to people who saw the crime happen, have started downloading CCTV and have looked at footage recorded on mobile phones. We have also had forensic teams in the area searching for evidence. We are actively searching for two men – dressed in black – who are suspected are being involved.

Searches have taken place at multiple addresses in the city.” West Midlands Police then called for help asking “If you can help our detectives, send them a message via Live Chat on the right of your screen quoting reference number 4513-240622.Call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you have information but do not want to give your name. You may be entitled to a reward and the charity will never trace your call.”

Now today Monday 27th June 2022 that we have received a further update on the situation, this is the information that West Midlands Police inform of –
“I wanted to update you that the 2 outstanding suspects are now in police custody and that whilst I can’t give much information as it’s an ongoing investigation, it is believed the men involved were all known to each other. Therefore we believe this to be an isolated incident, and whilst clearly a serious matter, not something for the wider community to be concerned about. We have been, and will continue to conduct reassurance patrols, as well as assisting our investigation colleagues and developing intelligence around the incident.”

I would like to add that if you do have any further information that you think is pertinent to this case or you become aware of any information from anyone. I would encourage the reporting of this via 111 or Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more