Sunday, 20 Jun 2021

Boy, 14, stabbed to death after being attacked by 'up to seven' people

A 14-year-old has been stabbed to death in a ‘shocking and senseless tragedy’ close to a McDonald’s on Bank Holiday Monday.

The teenage boy was set upon by up to seven attackers, who were seen running away from the scene in Kingstanding, Birmingham.

He is understood to have been attacked in College Road at the junction with Wardour Grove at around 7.30pm.

Paramedics rushed to the scene but they were unable to save the boy’s life. He died at the scene.

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation to find the offenders, after up to seven were seen running towards Chester Road.

The force said the area has been ‘flooded’ with officers who are searching for the offenders.

Detective Inspector Ranj Sangha said: ‘This is a shocking and senseless tragedy.

‘Another young life has been taken far too soon.

‘We have officers with the boy’s family who are facing the cruellest of news this evening. My heart goes out to them.

‘We will be leaving no stone unturned in our hunt for the callous individuals responsible for this, or for anyone harbouring them, knowing what they have done.’

Officers are speaking to witnesses and fast-tracking CCTV inquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101.

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