- Boy was stabbed outside Idara Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia Mosque at 1am today
- He was rushed to hospital in Birmingham but remains in critical condition
- A cordon is in place at the scene near Birmingham City FC’s St Andrews stadium
A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life in hospital after being stabbed outside a mosque in the early hours of the morning.
The teen was attacked outside the Idara Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia Mosque on Herbert Road, in Small Heath, Birmingham, at around 1am today.
He was left with several stab wounds and was taken to hospital by paramedics after suffering life-threatening injuries. He remains in a critical condition.
Pictured is the scene where a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in Small Heath, Birmingham, in the early hours of this morning
The boy is in a critical condition in hospital after the attack outside the Idara Maarif-e-Islam Hussainia Mosque on Herbert Road
A cordon is in place on the road while specialist teams carry out forensic investigations at the scene, which is near to Birmingham City FC’s St Andrews stadium.
Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from West Midlands Police, said: ‘Knife crime is priority for us and an investigation is underway to identify those responsible.
‘This is a tragic event which has left a young boy is 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 on 101 or to call Crimestoppers as soon as possible.’
Today a police van and cordon remains in place at the scene, which is near Birmingham City FC’s St Andrews Stadium