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Boy, 14, critical after Small Heath stabbing near mosque


A 14-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries when he was stabbed on a Birmingham street.The teenager was attacked just after 01:00 BST near to a mosque in Herbert Street in Small Heath, police said.He was stabbed several times and taken to hospital by paramedics in a critical condition.A 29-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police have not ruled out the attack could be racially motivated.

A police cordon near the Maarif e Islam mosque and the junction with Chapman Road is in place while specialist teams carry out forensic investigations.Det Insp Jim Colclough said: “We do not believe it to be terror-related. The motivation for the attack is not yet known, we are keeping an open mind as to whether it could be racially or religiously motivated. “We are working closely with local communities and have increased our local police presence in the area to provide reassurance and be on hand to answer any questions or concerns that people may have.”This is a tragic event which has left a young boy in hospital fighting for his life, so I’d urge anyone who was in the vicinity, saw what happened, or has any other information which may help our investigation to contact me or my team…”

Source: BBC Black Country