Police in Solihull have arrested two teenagers on suspicion of attempted murder after three schoolboys were stabbed in the town on Saturday (13 February). West Midlands Police launched an investigation after the three boys arrived at a local hospital with stab wounds around 6.30pm.
They are thought to have been attacked around the Hobs Meadow area near to Westcote Close shortly before. The suspects – aged 16 and 17 – were arrested from their home addresses just before 7pm on 14 February and are currently helping police with their enquiries.
A 16-year-old boy remains in a critical, but stable, condition in hospital and the two 15-year-olds were treated for minor injuries. Detective Sergeant Sam Price, from Solihull's violent crime team, said: "We are appealing to anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening and who may have seen something to come forward. It is still unclear what actually happened and we have officers trawling CCTV and conducting house-to-house enquiries in the area of Castle Lane and Westcote Close."
Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.