Man critical after being stabbed in the chest and back in Erdington park robbery
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Police have arrested two teenage boys following a stabbing in a park in Erdington yesterday (4 July).
An 18-year-old man was attacked by a group of around 10 youths at around 5.30pm in Pype Hayes Park. They stabbed him in the chest and back with a knife before stealing two phones from him and his car keys. He remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Officers deployed a drone and the National Police Air Service assisted officers on the ground in locating the youths, who ran off in different directions. Two of the youths tried hiding in undergrowth in the park, but officers chased them, careering into the dense shrubs to arrest the pair – boys aged 14 and 15 – on suspicion of robbery. They have been released on police bail as enquiries continue.
A statement from the force, read: “We understand this incident is worrying, and we have officers patrolling the park and surrounding areas working to identify those involved.
“If you have any information about the incident – including CCTV or mobile phone footage taken in or around Pype Hayes Park, Erdington at the time – please drop us a message via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk and quote investigation number 20/613404/22.”
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