A BOY aged 16 has become the second schoolboy to be stabbed to death in Birmingham in a week.
Murder cops are investigating after the teenager was declared dead at the scene in Small Heath at around 8pm last night.
A 15-year-old boy was assaulted and suffered minor injuries, West Midlands Police confirmed.
There have been no arrests and a cordon has been put in place while cops investigate.
Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from the force’s homicide team, said: “The investigation is in its early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in Herbert Road or Sara park at just before 8pm last night.
“A teenager has sadly lost his life and another was assaulted, we are working hard to establish the circumstances around what happened.”
SECOND SCHOOLBOY KILLING
Mohammed Sidali is understood to have been attacked by a masked knifeman last Wednesday outside the sixth-form school.
He was left in a coma but his devastated family were forced to switch his life support off on Friday night.
Mohammed, who fled Somalia, with his family as a toddler, was described as an “honourable young man who strived to do his best”.
A 16-year-old boy was charged with attempted murder and was remanded in custody after appearing at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
Birmingham last year saw 46 murders by November as the city was plagued by bloodshed and violence.
The grisly figure meant murder rates in the crime-ravaged city had soared by more than 70 per cent in just two years.
Violent crime has continued to spread across the UK this year – with ten people already killed in London.