A TEEN has been hacked with a machete by masked thugs in a terrifying daylight attack outside a Birmingham school.
Officers were called to Newhall Street outside the Central Academy school at around 3.10pm on Wednesday to find a 15-year-old injured with multiple stab wounds.
The boy was taken to hospital with injuries that were not serious.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assault and remains in custody as of Thursday morning.
West Midlands Police released CCTV footage of the attack in a bid to trace the people involved.
Police said they suspected the stabbing was targeted.
Sergeant Asaf Khan from CID, said in a statement: “Although the arrest is great progress, I am asking for anyone who recognises the people in this CCTV to speak to us.
We need to trace the boys who think it’s acceptable to walk around with a knife and attack a schoolboy.
“We need to trace the boys who think it’s acceptable to walk around with a knife and attack a schoolboy.
“I am also interested in hearing from witnesses who saw what happened and that have not yet spoken to us, as well as those with mobile phone or dashcam footage."
Enquiries continue and anyone with information is urged to contact west-midlands.police.uk via Livechat or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
KNIFE CRIME SCOURGE
Knife crime has rocketed in Britain – with 40 blade offences every day in the worst hit areas, The Sun Online can reveal.
A probe has found many regions of the UK have seen the number of gruesome incidents rise by more than 100 per cent over the past decade.
A Sun Online investigation can reveal London remains by far the worst city in the country for knife-related crime.
In the last 12 months to September 2019, there were 15,080 incidents in the capital – nearly two an hour.
The West Midlands, West Yorkshire and the Thames Valley area are the next worst hit places in the UK – with the former seeing 5,280 offences over the past 12 months.
Earlier this year, a ten-year-old boy was stabbed in the neck as part of a two-week bloody rampage in Leicester.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to end 'the scourge of 'county lines' gangs as he ordered a new government crackdown on criminal gangs that are 'killing young kids'.
KNIFE CRIME SCOURGE
- There were 22,286 knife and offensive weapon offences in England and Wales in the year to 2019
- More than 14,135 knife-possession offences were recorded by courts and cops
- For 71 per cent of offenders it was the first knife possession offence
- Some 38 per cent of knife offenders were jailed immediately – up from 23 per cent in 2009
- The average length of sentences is now 8.1 months, up from 6 months in 2009
- London's murder rate soared to 149 last year, the highest in a decade
- Ninety of the victims in the capital in 2019 were fatally stabbed
- Boris Johnson has pledged 20,000 new police officers to battle crime
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