A MAN has been detained under the Mental Health Act following a double stabbing in Upper Gornal.

A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two men were stabbed in Jews Lane on Saturday night (June 20).

One of the men was stabbed on the street and the other in a house.

Police said one man suffered injuries to his hands, neck and shoulder; the second victim suffered knife wounds to his chest and arm.

The injuries were not life threatening, police said.

The suspect fled the scene and was arrested the following morning in Great Barr.

He has now been detained under the Mental Health Act, West Midlands Police have confirmed.