A 16-YEAR-OLD boy remains in a critical condition after he was “stabbed in the chest” by a “masked” knifeman outside a sixth-form college in Birmingham.
The teenager victim was held by a fellow student after the attack this afternoon, who urged him: “Stay with me, stay with me”.
Cops were called to Joseph Chamberlain College in Highgate shortly after 4pm before the injured teen was raced to hospital.
An 18-year-old student told BirminghamLive how he saw the victim “tumbling towards the floor”.
“I noticed that something was wrong. I went to him, ‘Yo stay with me, stay with me’.
“I was holding him until paramedics come. I hope he’s going to be OK. It’s not nice you know, you come to college and he doesn’t go home.
“He was stabbed just to the right of his stomach. It’s sad, bro.
“The attacker was wearing a bally, a ski mask or something and I saw police arrest him on the floor.”
I was holding him until paramedics come. I hope he’s going to be OK
In a statement, West Midlands Police said a 16-year-old boy was “believed to have suffered stab wounds to the chest” and that two others had been injured.
They added: “A 19-year-old was left with minor cuts to his back and his hand, while an 18-year-old was also treated for a cut to his hand.
“The investigation is at an early stage, and officers remain at the scene this evening.”
A 16-year-old boy was arrested and is due to be quizzed by cops.
The sixth-form college, which is rated Outstanding by Ofsted, earlier tweeted that an incident had taken place at the campus – but then deleted the post.
“We will now remain closed until after the half-term break,” it read.
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“But at this moment we are unable comment or give further details. We have made the decision to close the college tomorrow. And will not be opening until after the half term break.”
Anyone with information has been asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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