WEST Midlands police have launched an investigation following a serious disorder in Solihull yesterday (3 Aug) that left three teenagers with knife wounds.
It happened in the car park of Marston Green Recreation Ground, Bickenhill Road, at around 4.50pm.
Police sent armed officers to the scene after they received reports that a group of teenagers were attacking each other with machetes.
A 17-year-old boy was found with a knife wound to his chest; he’s undergone surgery and remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Two other teenagers, aged 17 and 18, had slash wounds to their legs and have also been treated in hospital.
Police recovered a combat knife at the scene, machete sheaths and what they suspect is a drugs burner phone.
A stolen Ford Fiesta, stolen from Coventry last month, was also seized from the car park.
The car park has been cordoned off while we forensically examine the scene.
Solihull Police Insp Alec Wallace said: “We’re in the early stages of our investigation but we suspect this was a targeted attack and drugs related.
“This is a shocking incident. One boy has suffered a nasty knife injury and it’s lucky none of the others weren’t seriously injured or killed.
“We’ve spoken to some witnesses but if anyone witnessed what happened or saw anyone running from the location we’d ask them to get in touch as they could have important information.”
Anyone with information is asked to message us on Live Chat through our website or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote log 2631 from 3 August.