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Boy, 16, dies two days after stabbing outside Joseph Chamberlain College

By Andrew Turton | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

A 16-year-old boy who was stabbed outside his sixth form college in Birmingham on Wednesday has died.

Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath. Picture: Google

The student suffered a serious stab wound to his chest and had been in a coma since the attack outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath.

West Midlands Police said in a statement: "Sadly the 16-year-old's life support system was switched off last night and he passed away in hospital with his family around him."

The teenager suffered a serious stab wound to his chest and had been in a coma since the incident on Belgrave Road.

A post mortem will take place in due course.

A 16-year-old boy charged with attempted murder appeared at Birmingham Magistrates' Court yesterday and was remanded to appear at the city's crown court on Monday.

Birmingham East Commander, Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said: “This is a tragic outcome and a dreadful loss of another young life to knife crime.

"My sympathies are with this young man’s family in their time of grief.

"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."

Officers will be increasing patrols in the area over half term, say West Midlands Police.

Andrew Turton

By Andrew Turton
Digital Journalist

Digital journalist based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton. Interested in breaking news and social media. Get in touch on Twitter @aturton_star or andrew.turton@expressandstar.co.uk

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