Police probe after man stabbed and BMW crashes in Handsworth – Birmingham Live

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An investigation is underway after a man was stabbed and a BMW crashed into a shop front in Handsworth.



The emergency services were called after the 22-year-old victim was knifed in the face outside Handsworth Cycles on Grove Lane, just after 10am on Wednesday (Jan 9).

Around about the same time, a BMW crashed into a food shop opposite the Shri Guru Ravidass Bhawan temple. Officers are now trying to work out if the two incidents are linked and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


 

A force spokeswoman said: “Police are investigating after a man was stabbed outside Handsworth Cycles in Grove Lane, Handsworth just after 10am today (Wednesday 9 January).

“A 22-year-old man was left with a non-life threatening injury to the side of his face and was taken to hospital, where he remains this afternoon.

“At around the same time, a BMW crashed into another shop on the road and officers are working to establish if the two incidents are linked.”

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A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 10.24am by West Midlands Police to reports of an assault on Grove Lane, Handsworth. One ambulance attended. We treated one patient, a man, for his injuries.

“Following treatment at the scene, he was taken on blue lights and sirens to hospital for further assessment.”


No one else was reported to have been hurt.

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Photographs from the scene show a silver coloured BMW with damage to the bumper and passenger side. There is also slight damage to the entrance of the shop.


The scene is close to the junction of Soho Road and near Handsworth Grammar School for Boys and Grove Junior School.

The police spokeswoman added: “Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting crime reference 20BW/7035M/19.”



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