Child appears in court charged with “nasty” stabbing during street fight in Alum Rock Road
The Alum Rock community is reeling with horror after a child was arrested following a knife attack during a street fight in Alum Rock Road on Thursday (17 February).
The boy, who cannot be named because he is under 18, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (19 February) to face charges of wounding and possession of a knife.
The shocking knife attack took place during a large disorder involving youths on Thursday afternoon around 3:30pm as pupils walked near the junction of Alum Rock Road and Treaford Lane.
A 14-year-old boy suffered stab wounds following the brawl and a 13-year-old was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The young suspect was later charged with wounding and possession of a knife.
A police spokesperson, said: “The boy, who cannot be named because he is under 18, was arrested on Thursday, three hours after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed on Alum Rock Road.”
Detective Sergeant Simon Hanlon, who is leading the investigation into this appalling crime, said: “This was a really nasty attack, and the young victim is lucky not to have suffered more serious injuries.
“We’re still trying to establish exactly what happened and why, but our investigation has already made really good progress.
“We’ve recovered CCTV and have had a good response from the community, with members of the public who saw what happened already getting in touch with us.
“The area was really busy at the time, and this was a large disorder, so I’d urge anyone who’s not already got in touch with us to come forward and help.”