A 16-year-old student who was stabbed outside of a Birmingham College by a ‘masked’ knifeman earlier this week has sadly passed away.
The victim, named locally as Mohammed, was stabbed in the chest outside Joseph Chamberlain College, Birmingham, around 4pm on Wednesday this week.
He was taken to hospital and had been in a coma fighting for his life ever since but sadly his life support was switched off yesterday while he was surrounded by his family.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested near the scene and charged with attempted murder, he appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday and was remanded to appear at Crown Court on February 18.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “A 16-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder following the stabbing of a teenager near Joseph Chamberlain College on Wednesday (13 February).
“Police were called to a disturbance near the college on Belgrave Road, just after 4pm where a 16-year-old boy was found with a serious stab wound to his chest.
West Midlands Police Inspector Jim Mahon urged anyone that videoed the disorder on their mobile phone to get in touch.
He added: “We believe there could potentially be dozens of witnesses. Students were filing out of college and I’m hoping that some may well have caught what happened on a mobile phone.
“Clearly that could be very important evidence and I would ask anyone who has such video footage to get in touch as soon as possible.”
Birmingham East Commander, Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said: “This is a tragic outcome and a dreadful loss of another young life to knife crime.
“My sympathies are with this young man’s family in their time of grief.
“This serves as another stark reminder that knives have no place on our streets and we must all play a part in deterring our young people from carrying them.”