West Midlands Police detectives investigating the stabbing of a college student have appealed for anyone who may have caught the attack on video to get in touch with them.

Police were called to a disturbance near Joseph Chamberlain College in Highgate just after 4pm yesterday (13/02) where a 16-year-old boy was found with a serious stab wound to his chest.

The teen, who attends the college, was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

A 19-year-old man was left with minor cuts to his back and his hand, while an 18-year-old man was also treated for a cut to his hand.

A 16-year-old from the Highgate area was detained at the scene and arrested on suspicion of attempted murder; he remains in police custody and a knife recovered at the scene will be forensically examined.

West Midlands Police Inspector Jim Mahon said the investigation team has already spoken to many witnesses but has urged anyone that videoed the disorder on their mobile phone to get in touch.

He added: “We believe there could potentially be dozens of witnesses. Students were filing out of college and I’m hoping that some may well have caught what happened on a mobile phone.

“Clearly that could be very important evidence and I would ask anyone who has such video footage to get in touch as soon as possible.

“The suspect is not a student at Joseph Chamberlain, and we are working closely with the college as the investigation continues.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via the West Midlands Police website between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 1591 from 13 Feb.