Birmingham & Black Country

Boy praised by police for saving mum's life after knife attack

Kevin Nash Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Police described Kevin Nash as a "very controlling and paranoid partner"

A 13-year-old boy who was stabbed in the head when he went to mother's aid as she was being attacked by her partner has been praised by police.

Kevin Nash, 56, from Nechells in Birmingham, admitted two counts of attempted murder at the city's Crown Court and was jailed for 16 years.

West Midlands Police said the boy's intervention was crucial in saving his mother's life.

The boy was stabbed in the back and head as he dragged her away.

Officers arresting Nash after the attack, which took place on 22 November last year, said the scene was "like something from a horror movie".

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Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption The 13-year-old boy was stabbed in the back and head as he came to help his mother away from a knife attack

Insp Cate Webb-Jones, who leads a specialist West Midlands Police domestic abuse team, described Nash as a "very controlling and paranoid partner".

"The boy's intervention undoubtedly saved his mum's life; he was incredibly brave and he can be rightly proud of his actions that night," she said.

"Both have recovered from their physical injuries but you can't overstate the emotional and psychological impact of such an attack."

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