BIRMINGHAM: A boy of 16 was stabbed in the leg after he was cornered in a Birmingham city centre car park. It happened after the victim was chased around parked vehicles in the NCP car park in Dale End at around 3pm on Saturday. He was given trauma care by paramedics on the scene before he was rushed to hospital with a serious leg wound.
West Midlands Police released pictures of four boys detectives want to speak to in connection with the attack. The force said the group was believed to have been recorded on CCTV meeting with other youths in Cathedral Square, off Colmore Row. They agreed to meet again later at the car park. A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “The victim was stabbed in the NCP car park in Dale End at around 3pm on Saturday 18 November.
“It’s believed the group of boys caught on camera met with another group in Cathedral Square (also known as‘Pigeon Park’) on Temple Row before agreeing to meet again later at the car park. “It’s understood that the 16- year-old boy was chased between cars before he was caught and stabbed; he suffered a seriousleg injury and remains in hospital.” Officers from the force’s firearms operations unit were also at the scene and helped to treat the patient and stretcher him down four flights of stairs. A paramedic who tweeted about the incidentsaid: “Officers from @firearmsWMP are trained in trauma care and their help was invaluable yesterday to not only treat patient who had been stabbed but also utilising their stretcher to extricate the patient down 4 flights of stairs along with @brumpolice “Thank you.” Anyone who recognises the youths should call Det Con Alex Backrath on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.