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Man stabbed after trouble breaks out in city street

A man stabbed in Erdington had to be taken to hospital following an altercation in a street.

The incident took place in Queen’s Road in Stockland Green at around 3.25pm on Saturday (June 19) afternoon.

Police said a man in his 20s was knifed after trouble broke out and he then had to be taken to hospital, where he remained on Sunday.

Two offenders left the scene heading towards Mere Road and are being hunted by police.

Read more : Stockland Green residents ‘do not feel safe in area’

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: “A man was stabbed following a disorder in Queen’s Road, Stockland Green, Birmingham, at about 3.25pm yesterday.

“The man in his 20s remains in hospital today (Sunday) with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening or life-changing.

“Two offenders fled the scene in a car in the direction of Mere Road.”

The statement continued: “Investigations are under way with house-to-house enquiries being carried out and CCTV from around the area is being reviewed.

“Neighbourhood officers are also patrolling the area to offer residents reassurance.

“Anyone with information can contact us via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference 20/1053252/21.”

Earlier this month residents in Stockland Green said they ‘do not feel safe in the area’.

Erdington MP, Jack Dromey, responding to £432,000 being handed to Birmingham police from the Safer Streets Fund, in a bid to reduce crime said: “There has been a growing issue of crime and anti-social behaviour in Stockland Green that is of deep concern to the local community.

“I have been contacted by numerous constituents who are worried, many say they do not feel safe in their local area.

“Securing almost half a million pounds from the Safer Streets Fund will help protect local communities from crime by funding the installation of additional street lighting to deter criminals and the fitting of CCTV in problem areas so we are able to catch those committing crimes to ensure they are brought to justice.

“I’d like to pay tribute to West Midlands Police, Birmingham City Council and local campaigners who have worked hard to secure this funding that will improve the lives of residents in Stockland Green.”



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