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Erdington boy, 17, charged after man was stabbed

Crime scene Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Police are appealing for three witnesses

A 17-year-old has been charged after a 24-year-old man sustained "life-threatening" injuries in a stabbing in Birmingham.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, is accused of grievous bodily harm with intent against Kurt Homer.

Mr Homer was injured in Erdington at about 22:50 BST last Monday.

The teenager has been remanded in custody and is due before Birmingham Magistrates' Court later.

West Midlands Police has appealed for two young female witnesses who were at the scene on Slade Road to contact them.

Family 'devastated'

Officers would also like to speak to a female nurse who helped the victim.

Det Insp Harry Harrison said: "Mr Homer is still critically ill in hospital having sustained serious knife injuries.

"We're still piecing together the events of last Monday evening and we know there are crucial witnesses out there who've not yet spoken to us."

Mr Homer's family said they were devastated by the stabbing, and remain at his bedside.

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