A student who was left fighting for his life after being stabbed outside a sixth form college has died.
The 16-year-old boy’s life support system was switched off on Friday (15/2) evening with family at his hospital bedside.
The teenager was taken to hospital after having a blade plunged into his chest in broad daylight by a masked knifeman on Belgrave Road, Highgate, Birmingham on Wednesday (13/2).
Emergency services were called to Joseph Chamberlain College just after 4pm where they found the youngster.
Paramedics also treated a 19-year-old man for minor cuts to his back and hand and an 18-year-old was treat for a minor wound to his hand.
Witnesses at the college said the first year student fell to the ground and screamed “stay with me, stay with me” as onlookers rushed to help.
Other students said the attacker and was quickly overpowered by staff and students before being led away in handcuffs by officers.
The teen had been in a coma since the incident and officers have confirmed a post mortem will take place in due course.
A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with attempted murder.
He is due to appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on February 18.
Police will be increasing patrols in the area over half term to offer reassurance to residents.
West Midlands Police, Birmingham East Commander, Chief Superintendent Kenny Bell said: “This is a tragic outcome and a dreadful loss of another young life to knife crime.
“My sympathies are with this young man’s family in their time of grief.
“This serves as another stark reminder that knives have no place on our streets and we must all play a part in deterring our young people from carrying them.”
By Arun Lal
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