A 15 year old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a failed carjacking in Selly Oak on Sunday morning (7th October) left a 22 year old man in a critical condition with multiple stab wounds.

The teenager, who can not be named for legal reasons, is set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (Wednesday 10th October) to face charges of attempted murder and six counts of attempted robbery.

A 17-year-old boy will also appear, charged with six counts of attempted robbery.

A girl, 15, has been released without charge.

The three were arrested on Sunday night (7th October) in relation to the attempted carjacking which took place in Heeley Road at 6.30am that day. A 22 year man and his friend were chased into an alleyway for their car keys. The victim received multiple stab wounds to his chest and abdomen and remains in a critical, but stable, condition in hospital.

The trio were also questioned about an incident an hour prior to the stabbing, where two teenagers approached a group in Selly Hill Road, demanding money.

Detective Inspector Vanessa Eyles, from Force CID, said: “This is a significant breakthrough in our investigation, although we are still appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

“While violent car-jackings such as this are rare, we understand the fear this incident has caused in the Selly Oak area. We have extra officers on patrol 24 hours a day, particularly around the student community, many of whom are new to the area.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org Please quote log number 700 from 7 October.

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