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"Gone too young" - Tributes are placed outside college where teenager was fatally stabbed

Flowers have been placed outside the college where a teenager was fatally stabbed. Credit: BPM Media

Flowers and other tributes have been placed outside the Birmingham sixth form college where a teenager was fatally stabbed.

The 16-year-old was knifed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath last Wednesday (February 13). He had been in a coma but his life support was switched off on Friday (February 15).

The boy has not yet been named by West Midlands Police but tributes were left at the scene in memory of 'Sidali'.

The stabbing happened outside Joseph Chamberlain College Credit: BPM Media
The 16-year-old victim died on Friday (15th February) Credit: BPM Media
Floral tributes at the scene Credit: BPM Media

One said: "My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. RIP." Another said: "My thoughts are with your family at this time. You will be deeply missed." Someone also left a tribute which said: "Rest easy bro. Gone too young."

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy over the death. An 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy who were both arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been bailed pending further enquiries.

“This is a tragic outcome and a dreadful loss of another young life to knife crime. This serves as another stark reminder that knives have no place on our streets and we must all play a part in deterring our young people from carrying them."

– Chief Supt Kenny Bell, West Midlands Police

Officers will be increasing patrols in the area over half term to offer reassurance to people living nearby.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Quote log number 1591 from 13 Feb. Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.