The 16-year-old boy who died after being stabbed in Small Heath, East Birmingham has been named as Abdullah Muhammad. The 16-year-old was found critically injured in Sara Park last Wednesday 20th February.
Abdullah who was found critically injured in Herbert Road, Small Heath, at around 8pm on Wednesday 20th February and despite the best efforts of medics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 15-year-old boy, who was assaulted, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe called on communities to work with police to identify those involved in violent crime involving knives.
DCC Rolfe said: “We’ll be leaving no stone unturned to find those responsible and bring them to justice.
“You’ll see a very robust policing response that‘s sensitive to the fears and concerns of our local communities.
“Our thoughts remain with Abdullah’s family, friends and the local community in Small Heath.
“Help us to solve this very tragic crime but also work with us to protect our young people.”
Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2202 of 20/2.
The fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old boy was the second one in the last week.
Sidali Mohamed was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College, Belgrave Road, Balsall Heath, on Wednesday 13th February. He died in hospital on Friday 15th February.
A boy aged 16, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday charged with attempted murder. He has been remanded in custody ahead of a hearing on 18th March.
A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released on bail.