CHARGED: 13 year old boy in court over Selly Oak schoolboy stabbings

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Emergency services were seen at the University of Birmingham School | Photo snappersk

A 13 year old boy is due before Birmingham Magistrates today (Wednesday 12th December) on charges relating to the stabbing of three teenagers in Selly Oak on Monday (10th December).

The three boys suffered stab wounds in an incident in Weoley Park Road, close to the University of Birmingham School, at around 4.20pm on Monday.

‘Stable condition’

Two remain in hospital in a stable condition today: a 14 year old who suffered a stab wound to the stomach and a 15 year old who was stabbed in the arm. A third victim has now been discharged from hospital.

13 year old charged

West Midlands Police confirmed that a 13 year old boy has been charged with two counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and an attempted wounding. He was to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today.

3 other teens bailed

Three other teens – two 14 year olds and a 13 year old – were also arrested in relation to the stabbing and have now been bailed pending further investigation.

Their bail conditions ban them from going to any school other than the one they are registered to attended. They are also restricted from associating with several named youths.

Investigation

Yesterday, Detective Inspector Gemma Currie, from force CID, said: “I would like to reassure members of the community that we are working with local schools today, gathering CCTV evidence and taking statements.

“We are conducting patrols in the area and would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or has information on the incident.”

University ‘Shocked’

A spokesperson for the University of Birmingham and University of Birmingham School said: “We are shocked about the incident in Weoley Park Road yesterday evening [Monday] and are grateful to the emergency services for their response and for the medical care and attention given to those who were injured.

“We are assisting the police with their enquiries to establish what took place and to find those responsible and would encourage anyone with information to contact the police[…]”

Safety and wellbeing ‘of utmost importance’

The spokesperson added: “The safety and well-being of our pupils, students, and staff is of the utmost importance and we are providing support for any members of our community affected by this incident.”

Anyone who has not yet spoken to police and has information is asked to call 101 any time quoting log 1711 of 10 December or to get in touch via Live Chat www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am – midnight. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org 

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