A teenager suffered serious injuries in a broad daylight machete attack in the streets of Birmingham.
The 18-year-old victim sustained wounds to his face and back as he was set upon by two men armed with the knives.
Police branded the Wednesday afternoon assault in Handsworth a ‘shocking attack’ and are hunting the suspects.
It is believed his attackers fled the scene in a car, according to Birmingham Live.
A critical care paramedic was sent to the scene and the victim was rushed to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
The street was cordoned off for forensic sweeps on Wednesday, but has since reopened.
Police said they are speaking with witnesses and urged anyone with information to get in touch.
A statement from West Midlands Police read: “A teenager was attacked by two men with machetes in Booth Street this afternoon (7 Apr) just before 2pm.
“The 18-year-old was taken to hospital with serious back and facial injuries, where he remains in a stable condition.
“His attackers are believed to have made off in a car towards Soho Road.
“A cordon was in place for forensic examination, but the road has since re-opened, and we are speaking to witnesses.
“This was a shocking attack in broad daylight and we are asking for anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to us to get in touch quoting log 2111 of 7/4.”
A spokeswoman for the service added: “We were called at 2:01pm to reports of a stabbing at the junction of Booth Street and Crocketts Road in Handsworth.
“We sent one ambulance, a paramedic officer and a critical care paramedic and doctor.
“Crews treated one patient, a man, for injuries not believed to be life threatening and he was taken to hospital on blue lights and sirens for further treatment.”