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A 15 year old by has been charged on two counts of attempted murder following the stabbing incident in West Heath on Saturday 21st May.

The boy from Northfield was arrested on Saturday, as 53 year old Martin Thompson and his 18 year old son Edward Thompson were seriously injured whilst trying to intervene as one group of youths chased another in Alvechurch Road shortly before 10pm.

An 18 year old man was arrested last night, after West Midlands Police officers forced entry into a home in Longbridge Lane, Longbridge. He will be questioned today on suspicion of attempted murder, but has not yet been charged.

Martin Thompson, an ex-police officer, told the Birmingham Mail how “he and his son were knifed on their doorstep as they fought off an armed gang seeking revenge on another youth who sought refuge in their home”

He gave the Mail an account of what happened as a youth being chased by three others took refuge in his house, “I heard this kerfuffle outside and there was banging on my door. A youth came running into the house, shouting, ‘shut the door, they’re going to stab me’.”

In the Birmingham Mail article, Mr Thompson describes the attack and goes on to praise his 18 year old son who was seriously injured trying to help his father fight off the offenders.

Edward Thompson remains in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed outside his family home in Alvechurch Road. His father was released from hospital yesterday.

Police are still appealing for witnesses in connection with the stabbing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police on 0345 113 5000 or anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Read more:

Police seek witnesses as two men seriously injured in stab attack | B<31
Ex-cop and son knifed after trying to break up fight at their West Heath home | Full article from Birmingham Mail

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