Man stabbed in Perry Barr underpass after being approached by schoolchildren

The incident took place last month

Police are looking to trace four schoolchildren after a man was allegedly stabbed in an attempted robbery in an underpass in Perry Barr.

The 26-year-old victim was approached by a group and one of them asked to use his phone to call his parents before snatching it from his hand, police said.

The man grabbed the phone back and ran off but was chased and stabbed in the arm.

The man was attacked while walking in a subway beneath Birchfield Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, at around 4pm on December 15.

A force spokesperson said: “We need to speak to these children about an attempted robbery and stabbing in a Birmingham underpass.

“One boy asked to use the 26-year-old’s phone to call his parents and when he refused the phone was snatched from his hand.

“He managed to grab it back and ran off but was chased and stabbed in the arm. He suffered a deep cut 4-5cm long but thankfully he’s OK.

“The offenders ran off.

“We’ve looked at CCTV in the area and need to speak to these four about the incident.

“Officers have carried out checks at local schools but we’ve not been able to identify them – so we’re hoping someone will recognise them and get in touch.”

To get in touch with the force, message them on Live Chat through the West Midlands police website, or call 10 - quoting crime reference number 20/1964621/2.

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