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Man critically hurt in street stabbing in Nechells

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Image caption Up to 30 men were believed to have been involved in unrest in Malvern Hill Road

A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the chest during a brawl involving up to 30 men in Birmingham, say police.

The man went to hospital on Friday evening and was in a critical but stable condition after surgery.

Officers said 15 minutes earlier police received "numerous calls" to Malvern Hill Road, Nechells, where the stabbing was believed to have happened.

Two 20-year-old men were arrested and bailed on suspicion of violent disorder.

Det Sgt Adam Hicklin said: "We know this was a targeted stabbing but at the moment we're not clear on the motive behind the attack."

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