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Police appeal after teen seriously injured in knife attack

A teenager has suffered life-threatening injuries following a stabbing in Small Heath.

It’s understood that the 14-year-old was outside the Mosque in Herbert Road when he was attacked in the street just after 1am this morning (Saturday 30 September).

He sustained several stab wounds and was taken to hospital by paramedics; his condition is described as critical. 

A cordon is in place whilst specialist teams are carrying out numerous lines of enquiry including forensic investigations. 

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the complex crime investigation team at Bournville Lane police station said: “Knife crime is priority for us and an investigation is underway to identify those responsible.

“This is a tragic event which has left a young boy is in hospital fighting for his life so I’d urge anyone who was in the vicinity, saw what happened, or has any other information which may help our investigation to contact me or my team on 101 or to call  Crimestoppers as soon as possible.”
 
Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote West Midlands Police log 182 of 30/09/17.
 

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