Police have launched an investigation following a serious disorder in Solihull yesterday (3 Aug) that left three teenagers with knife wounds. It happened in the car park of Marston Green Recreation Ground, Bickenhill Road, at around 4.50pm.
Police sent armed officers to the scene after they received reports that a group of teenagers were attacking each other with machetes. A 17-year-old boy was found with a knife wound to his chest; he’s undergone surgery and remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Two other teenagers, aged 17 and 18, had slash wounds to their legs and have also been treated in hospital. Police recovered a combat knife at the scene, machete sheaths and what we suspect is a drugs burner phone.
A stolen Ford Fiesta, stolen from Coventry last month, was also seized from the car park. The car park has been cordoned off while we forensically examine the scene.
Solihull Police Inspector Alec Wallace said: “We’re in the early stages of our investigation but we suspect this was a targeted attack and drugs related. “This is a shocking incident. One boy has suffered a nasty knife injury and it’s lucky none of the others weren’t seriously injured or killed.
Marston Green Cricket Club remains closed this morning.
Reporters at the scene confirmed that the police cordon remains in place.
A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said “We were called to reports of a stabbing on Bickenhill Road at 4.55pm yesterday. Three ambulances, paramedic officers, a MERIT trauma doctor and the West Midlands Care Team attended the scene.
“On arrival we discovered three male patients, one of whom was treated for serious injuries, and two who were treated for potentially serious injuries. All three patients were then taken to hospital for further treatment.”