Teenager stabbed in Bordesley Green as knife attacks continue to rock city
A murder investigation has been launched following a stabbing that left a teenager dead in the Bordesley Green area of Birmingham this afternoon, only days after a similar attack in Small Heath.
Police were called to Norwood Road, Bordesley Green, just after 2pm following reports of an attack in the area.
A boy believed to be aged 17-years-old was found seriously injured at the scene. However, despite the arrival of paramedics nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead on site.
Although police investigations are at an early stage, no arrests have yet been made.
Nazir Afzal, the former chief prosecutor in Greater Manchester, confirmed that the teenager who lost his life today in Bordesley Green was one of his relatives.
Sadly, my sister-in-laws nephew,18, was stabbed to death today in Birmingham
is anyone paying attention to double figure murders in Bham this yr
London is much safer proportionately
Where’s the outrage?
Why do our children have to die?https://t.co/7PX1LvN4Dv
— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) February 25, 2019
This is the third stabbing to occur in Birmingham in recent weeks. There was a stabbing by Joseph Chamberlain College in Highgate and another on Herbert Road in Small Heath. The victims in both fatalities were aged 16-years-old.
Responding to the surge in knife crime, West Midlands Police have pledged more officers to deal with knife attacks, and a local mosque in Small Heath has launched a knife ‘amnesty’ bank in partnership with the police force.
Officers at the scene of today’s fatality are speaking to witnesses and identifying CCTV.
The scene remains sealed off this evening.
Officers will also be using Section 60 powers, giving them the ability to stop and search people without reasonable grounds where they believe there to be a risk of violence.
Anyone who has any information relating to this crime are requested to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.