West Midlands Police are investigating after a teenager was stabbed in Longbridge this afternoon (Wednesday 5th October). 

A spokeswoman confirmed that police were called at around 2:50pm to a report of a stabbing.

An 18 year old man, a student of Bournville College, was injured and taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A police cordon was in place for some time outside the entrance to Bournville College in Longbridge Town Centre but has now been removed.

A spokeswoman for Bournville College said: “Bournville College is aware of an incident that took place outside of the building this afternoon which has resulted in a student being treated in hospital.

“We take the safety of our students very seriously and can confirm that the College has followed security procedures and is working closely with the Police in this matter.”

She also confirmed that the college will be open as normal tomorrow.

Police have not made any arrests at present and the investigation is ongoing. 

Longbridge Councillor, Ian Cruise said: “”I urge anyone who witnessed or has information about the attack to contact the police or Bournville College staff. We must all play our part in reducing knife crime so please come forward in confidence.”

Northfield MP Richard Burden said: “I have been in touch with the College about today’s events. Any incident involving the use of knives is very serious and thank goodness the injuries here are not believed to be life-threatening. Often that is not the outcome of events like this. There is no excuse for carrying a blade.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that may help the investigation is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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