Birmingham & Black Country

Erdington stabbing: Boy, 15, arrested over wounding

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a stabbing in Birmingham that has left a man in a critical condition.

The victim, aged 24, was hurt in a disturbance in Slade Road, Erdington, at about 22:50 BST on Monday.

The road was sealed off for forensics investigations, but reopened on Tuesday evening.

The teenager was arrested on suspicion of wounding and is being questioned by officers, West Midlands Police said.

Det Insp Paul Joyce said investigations were still at an early stage and officers were trawling through CCTV footage and speaking to witnesses.

"We believe the stabbing followed some sort of dispute at the scene," he said.

"A young man is fighting for his life in hospital, so if anyone saw anything last night and has not yet spoken to us, I would urge them to come forward as soon as possible."

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