Police have launched a murder investigation after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death on a street in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.
The teenager died at the scene after police were called to Herbert Road, Small Heath at around 8pm last night.
A second boy, believed to be 15-years-old was also assaulted and treated for minor injuries in the horrific knife attack.
The incident is the fourth stabbing inside a week, after a 16-year-old boy and a man in his 20s were attacked in separate incidents in the city on February 17.
Office for National Statistics revealed that West Midlands Police have recorded a massive 72 per cent rise in knife crime between April 2013 and the year ending March 2018.
Detective chief inspector Edward Foster said: ‘The investigation is in its early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in Herbert Road or Sara Park at just before 8pm last night.
‘A teenager has sadly lost his life and another was assaulted, we are working hard to establish the circumstances around what happened.’
The stabbing comes just days after another 16-year-old was killed outside of a Birmingham College by a ‘masked’ knifeman.
Mohammed Sidali was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath on February 13.