Investigations launched after two separate stabbings in South Birmingham

West Midlands Police have launched two investigations after two separate stabbings in South Birmingham on Sunday.

The first occurred at around 4pm on The Fordrough, West Heath yesterday (31/03). It is believed a fight took place between several men, during which one man was stabbed. The man who in his 50s, later presented himself at hospital and is currently being treated for serious injuries to his arm.

The Fordrough in West Heath
The Fordrough, West Heath – Image: Google

A 21-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of wounding and remains in police custody. CCTV footage from the area is currently being examined and investigations are ongoing to trace the other people involved.

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting reference 20BW/77870K/19.

The second occurred on Gildas Avenue, Kings Norton between 6.30pm and 7.15pm  yesterday (31/03). A taxi driver was stabbed and had his car stolen after two passengers in the taxi demanded money from the driver, when he refused and got out of the taxi they followed him and stabbed him several times, before driving off in his taxi.

Gildas Avenue in Kings Norton
Gildas Avenue, Kings Norton – Image: Google

The car was later recovered from an address in Heathlands Grove, Northfield.

The taxi driver was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. CCTV is also being recovered and investigations remain ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website by calling 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting reference 20BW/77959L/19.