Boy bailed after Great Barr stab attack

By Liam Keen | Great Barr | Crime | Published:

A child has been released on bail after a stabbing in Great Barr.

An aerial view showing Elm Drive in Great Barr, off Monksfield Avenue. Photo: Google

The 12-year-old boy was arrested after another 12-year-old boy was stabbed in the head and leg on Easter Saturday.

The victim also had a small amount of cash stolen during the attack on Elm Drive, off Monksfield Avenue, at around 3.10pm.

Interactive map of the scene in Great Barr

The alleged attacker has now been released as police continue to investigate the incident which happened close to Grove Vale Primary School.

West Midlands Police spokeswoman Hannah Fitzgerald said: "The boy has been released on police bail until May 18.

"The victim remains in hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening."

Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log number 1588 of April 20.

It comes after a devastating weekend in the Black Country as a mother and son were killed when a fire ripped through their home in Wolverhampton.

And just hours earlier on the same estate a gunman blasted a shotgun at a family's home, injuring a young boy.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Trainee reporter at the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319688.

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