A man will appear before magistrates today (02/10) charged with attempted murder following a knife attack on a boy, aged 15, near a mosque on Herbert Road in Small Heath, during the early hours of Saturday (30/09).

Dominic Palmer, aged 29, from Small Heath, has been remanded in custody and is due before Birmingham Magistrates Court in the morning.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough from the Complex Team at Bournville police station, said: “This was a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time, we’ve since learnt that the boy only celebrated his 15th birthday two days before the attack.

“Our investigation is continuing as we work to establish the circumstances of what happened so that we can provide his family with the answers they need.

“I would ask anyone with information to come forward.”

Information can be given to police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.