13 yr old stabbed outside McDonald’s “on the ramp” in Birmingham

An investigation is underway after a schoolboy was stabbed in the heart of Birmingham city centre. The 13-year-old boy sustained ‘potentially life-changing injuries’ after he was attacked on Stephenson Place around 4.30pm on Wednesday (Jan 18).

The incident sparked a large emergency response and the ramp was closed that leads to the entrance of Grand Central.  West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic.

Police are asking anyone who has information to contact them.

The Police said they will have more officers in the area tonight to offer reassurance to the public.

David Eden-Sangwell, who was at the scene, said: “I saw people looking up the ramp at some sort of commotion but I couldn’t see anything going on when I looked. About 10 mins later I saw the first police car arrive, driving up the tram way past New Street station pulling up between the ramp and Apple Store.

That was followed by a police van and another police car coming down the hill towards the ramp. I saw the police coming away from McDonald’s having set up the police tape at either end of the ramp, clearing the public under the tape at the bottom.

“When the ambulance arrived a minute or two later they went straight into the McDonald’s followed by a response doctor.”


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