Abdullah Muhammed was found critically injured in Herbert Road, Small Heath, at around 8 pm on Wednesday, 27th February. Despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene. A 15-year-old boy, who was also attacked, endured minor wounds and was treated at the scene. After the incident, Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe approached the locals to work with police to distinguish those associated with violent crime involving knives.
DCC Rolfe stated: “We’ll be investigating every possibility to locate those reliable and bring them to justice. You’ll see an extremely hearty policing response that is touchy to the feelings of fear and worries of our neighbourhood communities. “Our considerations stay with Abdullah’s family, friends and the local community in Small Heath. Help us to explain this heart-breaking crime yet in addition to work with us to secure our youngsters”.
The lethal wounding of another 16-year-old kid has been one among multiple knife attacks in recent weeks. Sidali Mohamed was cut outside Joseph Chamberlain College, Belgrave Road, Balsall Heath, on Wednesday, February 13th. The victim was found with a grave attempt wound to his chest within the area just after 4 pm. He had been in a coma since the knife attack, but tragically his life support machine was switched off on the 15th February. The police had said that the Joseph Chamberlain College student died with his family around him.
Hazrat Umar aged 18, was found seriously injured in Norwood Road in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, at around 2 pm on Monday 25th February. He died on the spot. Mr Umar was a relation of the former chief prosecutor for North West England Nazir Afzal. He was also a student from the South and City College Birmingham and lived in Bordesley Green. He was the third teenager to be killed in the city by knife crime within 12 days.
Another stabbing took place on the 27th of February on Aston Road by Aston University. A 29-year-old was injured due to being stabbed in the arm, just after 2.30pm. He was taken to hospital and a barrier was put up around the area shortly after to maintain evidence. The news came after the police announced stop and search powers werebeing put into place across the entire city in an extraordinary move following the three deaths and countless others injured in a wave of knife crime. This became the fourth stabbing in two weeks.
Anybody with information about knife crime in their area can get in touch with the police through live chat at west-midlands.police.uk among between the hours of 8 am and midnight. Members of the public may call 101 whenever or contact Crime Stoppers discreetly on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2202 of 20/2.