Police provided an update after a man was stabbed to death by a thug in his driveway in Birmingham in front of his wife and son who arrived on a scooter. The terrifying attack took place on Wheelwright Road in Erdington shortly after 6pm on Friday February 10th and was caught on the family’s security cameras.
The shocking footage shows a thug arriving on an electric scooter, just as the family had returned home from a nursery, where they had picked up their three-year-old son. Just as they get out of the car, the attacker tries to leave his scooter, but it falls against a fence, alerting the father to his presence.
The father then goes to his driveway to see what it was at which point the thug appears and stabs him three times in rapid succession in the upper body before fleeing the scene. He suffered “serious injuries” and had to be taken to hospital for further treatment. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
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BirminghamLive spoke to the victim’s brother, Asad Mahmood, who was at the scene shortly after the attack, describing the shocking attack and its aftermath in detail. He said that his brother confirmed that the attacker did not ask for anything and just said ‘me, what a blud what’. The attack apparently has no motive.
West Midlands Police have now issued a statement in relation to the attack and are seeking the public’s help in identifying the attacker. Mahmood had previously described the attacker as around 18 years old, slim, black, and wearing dark clothing and a distinctive puffer jacket with a zig-zag pattern.
In a statement, the West Midlands force said: “We are investigating after a 33-year-old man was stabbed outside his home in Wheelwright Road, Erdington, shortly after 6pm on February 10. The man was taken to hospital by ambulance crews with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.
“The attacker was described as being around 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing black clothing including a dark hat, puffer coat, pants and a balaclava. It is believed that he was riding an electric scooter.
Inspector Junior Stephens, Investigation Manager at Force CID Stechford, said: “We are currently looking into CCTV as we continue our investigation. We appeal to anyone who has seen the man on the distinctive scooter or has information to contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting crime number 20/28492/23. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing in Wheelwright Road, Erdington at 6:04pm on Friday (February 10). An ambulance, paramedic officer and the West Midlands CARE (Central Accident, Resuscitation & Emergency) team attended.
“Upon arrival, teams found a man who had sustained serious injuries and received treatment at the scene before being transferred to hospital for further care.”
The incident came eight days after a triple stabbing on the same street, involving two teenagers and a man who sustained ‘serious injuries’, which took place around the same time of day as this incident. And the same night that a violent disorder in Erdington’s High Street, a mile away, left another man fighting for his life.
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