‘Ghouls’ slammed for filming police officers trying to save life of stabbed 16-year-old

The unnamed 16-year-old suffered several stab wounds and died at the scene despite the efforts of police officers who later made three arrests, including a 19-year-old

Onlookers who stopped to gawk as police officers tried in vain to save the life of a stabbed 16-year-old have been slammed for filming the horror.

The teenager suffered several wounds in an attack in Birmingham earlier this week.

Officers performing CPR at the scene were unable to save his life.

In the aftermath of his death a video emerged on social media showing the police officers arriving at the scene and doing their best to save him as others watched on.

The footage has been condemned by locals horrified at the senseless loss of another young life in the city.

One said: “It is shocking that someone thought it was OK to film this boy’s last moments like this.

“For it to be shared on social media is just awful too – they are ghouls.”

Witnesses described hearing gunshots before the 16-year-old boy was found with fatal knife wounds in Nursery Road, near Burbury Street. Armed response officers performed CPR, but he sadly died at the scene.

The victim has not been named but his family are aware of the tragedy and were being supported by specialist officers.

A post-mortem examination will be carried out to confirm the cause of his death.

West Midlands Police have since arrested a 19-year-old man in hospital on suspicion of murder.

He is in hospital but remains under arrest. Two boys, aged 12 and 15, have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

The incident came amid a number of violent crimes in the Second City in recent days.

Last week a dad was killed and others injured in shootings.

Police have not confirmed if they are linked in any way but have appealed for calm.

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from the force’s homicide team, said yesterday: “Our officers have worked through the night to speak to witnesses, and gather evidence and CCTV.

“We have made good progress, but it is still too early to say if this is connected in any way to other incidents in the last few days.

“We know there were others involved and we need to speak to anyone with information who hasn’t already spoken to us.

“This community is understandably shaken by the death of a teenage boy in broad daylight. “This violence on our streets has to stop and we will continue to work them to disrupt and deter violent crime.”