Boy, 17, dies after being stabbed in broad daylight in Birmingham city centre | UK News

A teenage boy has died after being found stabbed in Birmingham city centre’s Victoria Square.

The 17-year-old victim was discovered with serious knife wounds by police at about 3.30pm on Saturday.

He later died in hospital and his family have been informed, West Midlands Police said.

The cordon in the square, which is home to Birmingham’s city council building, has since been lifted, but there will be a heightened police presence in the area, the force added.

Officers want to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time, including tourists who may have been taking pictures by The River statue or near the Council House.

Chief Inspector James Spencer said: “The life of a 17-year-old boy has tragically been taken away and all our thoughts are with his family and friends at this awful time.

“It’s very early stages in the investigation but we have a team of skilled detectives who are working to identify, and arrest, whoever did this.”