Investigation Has Been Launched
An investigation has been launched following a stabbing in Erdington last night (14 April) which left a man critically ill in hospital.
Emergency services were called to a report of a disturbance on Slade Road near the junction with St Thomas Road at around 10:50pm.
On arrival they found a 24-year-old man with stab wounds. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Slade Road has been closed in both directions between Fentham Road and Abbey Road.
Chief Inspector Neil Hobson said: “Our investigation is at a very early stage and we’re currently following up several lines of enquiry, as well as speaking to witnesses and trawling CCTV footage.
“A young man is fighting for his life in hospital, so if anyone saw anything last night and has not yet spoken to us, I would urge them to come forward as soon as possible.
“Slade Road is likely to remain closed for much of this morning as it’s vital we fully examine the crime scene during daylight hours.”
If anyone has any information about what happened or has any concerns they should call police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.