Teenager stabbed in the head shortly after getting off bus

Police are investigating after a teenager was stabbed in the head shortly after he got off a bus in Great Barr.

The 17-year-old left the number 28 bus in Dyas Road around 1.30pm on Friday 8 September, after he was asked for money by another teenager who had got on the bus without any.

As he walked off, he was followed by the other teenager into Booths Lane, where he was attacked near the junction with Aldridge Road.

The offender, described as being black, aged around 19, 6’3 tall and wearing a dark hoody and jeans, then ran off.

The teenager was left with a number of stab injuries to his head and body and had to be taken to hospital where he was treated.

West Midlands Police say they are checking CCTV and enquiries are on-going to identify the offender.

Sergeant Amardeep Uppal said: “This was a nasty unprovoked attack on a young lad. We are appealing for anyone who may have seen the attack in Booths Lane or anyone who saw the offender trying to get on the number 28 bus in Aldridge Road, Great Barr immediately before to contact us.”