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Student dies after being stabbed

A student from Joseph Chamberlain College has died after being stabbed on Wednesday afternoon (13 February). 

The 16-year-old’s life support system was switched off yesterday evening (15 February) and he died in hospital with his family around him.

The teenager suffered a serious stab wound to his chest and had been in a coma since the incident on Belgrave Road. A post mortem will take place in due course.

A 16-year-old boy charged with attempted murder appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded to appear at Crown Court on 18 February.

Birmingham East Commander, Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said: “This is a tragic outcome and a dreadful loss of another young life to knife crime.

My sympathies are with this young man’s family in their time of grief.

This serves as another stark reminder that knives have no place on our streets and we must all play a part in deterring our young people from carrying them."

Officers will be increasing patrols in the area over half term to offer reassurance to residents.

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