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Man arrested in connection with stabbing

The attack happened in the early hours of Saturday 30 September. Photo: ITV News Central

A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing that happened in Small Heath, Birmingham, in the early hours of this morning.

Police say the 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in custody.

It’s understood that a 14-year-old boy was stabbed several times in an attack that happened near the mosque in Herbert Road, just after 1am this morning (Saturday 30 September).

Reports say he was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

The cordon remains in place whilst specialist teams are carrying out forensic investigations.

A cordon remains in place whilst specialist teams carry out forensic investigations. Credit: BPM

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough said:

Our investigation is progressing quickly but it is still in the early stages. We do not believe it to be terror-related. The motivation for the attack is not yet known, we are keeping an open mind as to whether it could be racially or religiously motivated.

It is a tragic event which has left a young boy in hospital fighting for his life. We’ve spoken to a number of witnesses but would continue to urge anyone who was in the area and saw what happened, or has any other information which may help our investigation to contact me or my team on 101 or to call Crimestoppers as soon as possible.

– Jim Colclough, Detective Inspector
The attack happened at around 1am on Saturday 30 September. Credit: BPM.