1:38pm Thursday 3rd October 2013
SHOCKED neighbours spoke of their disbelief that a man had almost died after being stabbed at a house in a quiet Oldbury street.
A 28-year-old man suffered stab wounds during an attack at a semi-detached house in Pryor Road, on Tuesday night.
The emergency services were called to the address at about 11pm and a police spokesman said the victim was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He is now described as critical but stable.
Neighbours were woken by the flashing blue lights of police cars and an ambulance called to the house.
No-one was at the house today as forensic experts combed it for clues.
One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "This is very disturbing and quite frightening.
"It's a friendly street where people help each other out. I've lived here for 23 years and it's not very often that anything happens here, apart from the occasional party that gets out of hand with people being drunk, but nothing bad. Generally, it's a good road."
Another neighbour, who also asked not to be named, added: "We don't have that kind of thing normally. It's quite a quiet street - this is a bit of a shock, a bit disturbing."
Fifty-year-old George Adam, of Stourbridge Road, Halesowen, was due to appear before Sandwell Magistrates' Court this morning charged with attempted murder following the incident.
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