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Boy, 16, is fighting for his life and 14-year-old is arrested after broad-daylight stabbing

A teenager was left fighting for his life and another was injured after a broad-daylight stabbing in a West Midlands park.

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack on Chapelhouse Road in Solihull at around 2.40pm today. 

One victim, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to hospital after the incident near Marston Green Park and is said to be in a critical condition. 

Another teenager, 19, was also taken to hospital but has been described as stable.

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack near Marston Green Park in Solihull at around 2.40pm today (Pictured: police at the scene)

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack near Marston Green Park in Solihull at around 2.40pm today (Pictured: police at the scene)

Police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of attempted murder after the attack near Marston Green Park in Solihull at around 2.40pm today (Pictured: police at the scene)

Witnesses reported seeing an air ambulance land in a play area on Moorend Avenue before police cordoned off a section of the nearby park.  

The suspect remains in police custody this evening as witnesses were urged to contact West Midlands Police with any information. 

It comes amid reports another man was stabbed in the chest on a street in Smethwick, West Midlands later this afternoon.        

The force said in a statement: ‘We were called to reports that two people had been stabbed on Chapelhouse Road, Solihull at about 2.40pm today. Two people have been taken to hospital.

One victim, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to hospital after the incident on Chapelhouse Road and is said to be in a critical condition (Pictured: an air ambulance near the attack)

One victim, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to hospital after the incident on Chapelhouse Road and is said to be in a critical condition (Pictured: an air ambulance near the attack)

One victim, a 16-year-old boy, was rushed to hospital after the incident on Chapelhouse Road and is said to be in a critical condition (Pictured: an air ambulance near the attack)

The suspect remains in police custody this evening as witnesses were urged to contact West Midlands Police with any information

The suspect remains in police custody this evening as witnesses were urged to contact West Midlands Police with any information

The suspect remains in police custody this evening as witnesses were urged to contact West Midlands Police with any information

‘A 16-year-old boy remains in a critical condition while a 19-year-old man is described as stable.

‘A 14-year-old boy, was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into police custody for questioning. 

‘Enquiries are continuing and anyone who has any information about the incident is asked to contact us via Live Chat or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log 2087 26/4.’

Courtesy DAILY MAIL

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