A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an attack at a countryside pub.

There were chaotic scenes at a countryside pub yesterday afternoon (April 2) with multiple police officers and a forensic team in attendance after an alleged stabbing. 

The attack happened at The Pear Tree Inn in Smite Lane in Hindlip.  

A 31-year old man was originally arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm but has since been rearrested on suspicion of attempted murder. 

A 25-year old man was taken to hospital with chest and hand wounds.

He is currently in a stable condition and his injuries are believed to not be life threatening. 

Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands are now leading the investigation, supported by West Mercia Police. 

Grant Wills, West Mercia Police local policing Assistant Chief Constable said: "It is important we fully understand the circumstances of this incident and are working closely with colleagues at Counter Terrorism Policing West Midlands as part of the investigation.

“We understand incidents of this nature can be concerning to our local communities and I would like to reiterate that a man has been arrested and we do not believe there is a wider risk to the public.

“A cordon is in place at the Pear Tree Inn with additional officers in the area, both to carry out enquiries and offer reassurance.

"In addition, officers from the local safer neighbourhood team will be in the area carrying out patrols and I would encourage anyone who is concerned to speak to an officer."