Teenager charged with attempted murder after man is stabbed in Selly Oak


A teenage boy has been charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed during an attempted car-jacking in Selly Oak.

The 15-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear before Birmingham magistrates tomorrow (10th October) where he will face a further six charges of attempted robbery.

A 17-year-old boy will also appear in court charged with six counts of attempted robbery, while a 15-year-old girl has been released without charge.

The 22-year-old victim remains in what police say is a “critical but stable condition” after the incident on Sunday 7th October.

He was found collapsed with in an alleyway off Heeley Road by a friend after the pair had been chased by two teenagers demanding the keys to their car.

Detective Inspector Vanessa Eyles 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 urged to call West Midlands Police on 999 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


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