A teenage boy is set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates tomorrow (Thursday 21st March) after a man was injured with a meat cleaver in an incident in Northfield on Monday (18th March).

Emergency services received a 999 call just after 7pm on Monday when a 30 year old man sustained injuries after being attacked with a meat cleaver on the Balaam Wood estate.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service ambulance and paramedic officer attended and treated the man for for hand injuries before taking him to hospital for further assessment.

A 15 year old boy was arrested by West Midlands Police and has today been charged with wounding and possession of a knife.

The boy has been remanded in police custody and will appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

If you have any information about knife crime and other violent crime in our communities, please 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 

Young people can access non-judgmental advice and information on crime – as well as report criminality 100% anonymously – at fearless.org

Cover image by Jamboo998 on Flickr


  1. Pity judges can’t name and shame some of these thugs! But of course being under 18 such people have the right to anonymity.

    So is it any wonder young offenders do what they do knowing that there’s less than a 1% chance of being publicly named.

    I guess it also spares potential embarrassment for the families too; neither of which offers much reassurance to victims and the general public – more so when the convicted youths are subsequently released and in all likelihood continue with their crimes knowing yet again no one outside the courts will know their names.


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