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Police given more time to question man arrested in connection with Small Heath stabbing

Police have been granted extra time to question a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in Herbert Road, Small Heath during the early hours of yesterday morning (Saturday 30 September).

The 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder at 10:40am yesterday morning. He remains in police custody. 

An extension to question him for a further 12 hours has been granted.
The teenager remains in hospital where his condition is described as critical but stable. 
Forensic work at the scene is completed and the cordon has now been lifted.
Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the complex crime investigation team at Bournville Lane police station said: “Our investigation continues to progress at pace and there have been some significant developments overnight. My team are working hard to get to the bottom of exactly what has taken place.
“We continue to work closely with local communities and have increased our local police presence in the area to provide reassurance and be on hand to answer any questions or concerns that people may have. This has been well received and we continue to maintain good relations within the community.
“As I have said before the motivation for the attack is not yet known, we are keeping an open mind as to whether it could be racially or religiously motivated. 

“I’m continuing to appeal to anyone who was in the area and 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 on 0800 555 111 as soon as possible."

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