Stabbed Coventry teenager released from hospital
A TEENAGER stabbed multiple times in Coventry last week has been released from hospital.
The 16-year-old was attacked in Princess Street in Foleshill shortly after 7pm on Thursday evening (January 3).
Despite police investigations, his attacker has not been found.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said enquiries were ongoing to try and find the person responsible.
Police say they are also aware of a video of the incident that had been circulating social media the day after the attack.
It showed two men apparently talking outside a house before one, wearing a hoody, looks to pull something out of his pocket.
A group of people enter the shot but do not appear to be directly involved in the attack.
At that point, it appears the knifeman is either stabbing, or attempting to stab the victim, who backs away into the front garden of a property.
After seemingly stabbing him several times, the victim falls to the ground behind a wall.
The knifeman then crouches down over the victim but it is not possible to see what he is doing.
The attack is the latest in a line of serious stabbings in the city - and the second reported in 2019 alone. On New Year’s Day, West Midlands Police were called to reports of a stabbing where a man had suffered a knife wound to his torso in Kele Road, Canley.
Last year, there were at least 15 stabbings that caused serious or fatal injuries.
In September, Fidel Glasgow, the grandson of Coventry ska legend Neville Staple, died following being found with serious injuries near to the former Club M in Hertford Place.
Teenager Jaydon James also died after a stabbing in Deedmore Road in the Wood End area of Coventry in November.
The serious stabbings in the city last year also included a man found in a burning building with multiple stab wounds and a woman who was stabbed outside a church in the city.
West Midlands Police are still trying to establish the circumstances of the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to call the force on 101, quoting log number 2031 of January 3.
You can also get in touch with the police to share information via the Live Chat feature at west-midlands.police. uk between 8am and midnight.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.