A section of Lockwood Road, Northfield remained closed this morning after an 18 year old man sustained a facial injury during a disorder last night. Police have offered reassurance to local residents. 

Police were called to reports of disorder just before 1.30am this morning (April 25th). A window was smashed and there were reports of shots being fired. 

An hour later, an 18-year-old man arrived at hospital with an injury to his face and is currently in a stable condition. 

Lockwood Road remains closed on both sides of the bypass (Sir Herbert Austin Way) while police investigate the incident. 

 

Ch. Supt. Chris Todd
 Chief Superintendent Chris Todd, from Birmingham Police, reassured residents saying: “We understand that this is a concerning  incident for local people in the area and we have detectives working around the clock to find out what happened and locate those involved. 

“At this stage this appears to have been a targeted attack and I want to reassure the community that there is no immediate risk to members of the public.

“Clearly this kind of behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are committed keeping Northfield safe for those who live, work and visit there.

“A section of Lockwood Road will be sealed off today while a thorough search of the area takes place – officers will also be reviewing CCTV footage and speaking to local people who may have witnessed what happened. 

“Our local neighbourhood officers will also be patrolling throughout today, I would ask anyone with any concerns to stop and talk to them or contact them by calling 101.”

Anyone with information about what happened, or anyone who witnessed the disorder, should contact DS Adam Hicklin from Force CID on 101 or call  Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

For more information about local policing in Northfield click here.

24 COMMENTS

  1. I am a concerned parent my 14 year old gets the bus from dame elizabeth cadbury school every day and I have some concerns regarding his safety what are the police doing to ensure is safety ?

  2. Not alot as i passed threw they have opened the roads back up now its such ashame for parents like yourself Hun all i can say is keep your boy safe its turning into the ghetto up there now

  3. More to this than they are letting on.
    Its about time the police got a grip of Northfield and surrounding areas. The streets are riddled with drug dealers openly plying their trade. The air stinks of cannabis, cars being driven with the drivers smoking weed. Young ladies, some with children that have no respect for themselves or others if the vile language is any indication. Drivers not paying any attention to speed limits, using phones while driving, jumping red lights etc. Litter on the streets from the various food take aways, often only yards from a bin. Perhaps these things are not the reason for this particular incidents, but they are all a sad reflection of life in Northfield.

  4. its everywhere not just northfield but police dont seem to car and when people are arrested they dont get punished enough so getting caught doesnt scare them

  5. Yes Debbie i totally agree it is everywhere just don’t expect it on your doorstep but as for police n justice well that is never served anymore there free to do as they please

  6. I WOULD ROUND EM ALL UP WHO ARE DOING THESE CRIMES AND PUT EM IN THE ARMY INSTEAD OF SENDING OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS TO FIGHT.THEN WE WOULD BE RID OF EM TIME THE GOVERMENT WOKE UP WHOEVER GETS IN AFTER THE ELECTION. AND BRING BACK CAPITAL PUNISHMENT.LET IT GO TO A NATIONAL VOTE .

  7. Ray I totally agree send them out on the front line as mine sweeping cannon fodder. They don’t appreciate how lucky they are to live in a country with countless opportunity. They are the type of people who hate Britain but don’t mind the free house jsa and child benifits for the countless off spring.

  8. Jeri. the only answer is bring back national service.instead of slapping them on the wrist. When commiting crime. or sending them to holiday camps (prison).
    when decent law abiding people suffer

  9. Its quite sad really that for all the bad things going on there are plenty of good youngsters and old’uns aroun. I’m sure there will be political people who say its the labours fault or its the tories fault..rubbish, nothing has been done to sort the issues we all know about for years.

  10. I was paying tax from the moment I left school and have done since. I wouldn’t have wanted to do national service. I enjoy my time around my family and keep myself in shape. So I don’t see how it would have benifitted .
    Although something needs to be sorted for The layabout culture and national service would keep them off drugs and prevent them impregnating the career mom of today. It could be cost effective too, save on the free money handouts and free houses they get rewarded.
    I believe when a young person starts going wayward then too national service would benifit them and us.
    The sad thing is it’s never gona change the people were given to vote for in this so called democracy have lovely lives and don’t want change.

  11. We meet again Aladdin. You thought you had gotten rid of me, but alas, I have returned, more powerful than you can ever imagine!
    You and your little monkey friend are going to pay for your trickery!

  12. I hope Alladin they aren’t keeping stuff from worried people.
    It seems the police have gone all ‘no comment’ about this one.

  13. And the police say crime in the west midlands is down. Seems to be getting worse. About time we were given the true facts. About whats going on in Northfield. If you go to west brom you always see the police on the beat. Very rare in Northfield.

  14. The police know more than they let on. Get more police on the beat instead of swanning around in pairs in cars.one in a car and one on the beat.

  15. They will be out on the bikes soon now the weathers picking up. You know the bikes that only work in the blazing hot sun they have them ones.

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