Stabbed baby boy critical after attack in Handsworth

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Forensic officers are at the scene looking for evidence

A two-month-old baby is in a critical but stable condition following surgery after being repeatedly stabbed in Birmingham.

Officers were called to reports of a stabbing in a house in Alfred Road, Handsworth, on Friday night.

The baby boy was admitted to hospital with life-threatening internal injuries but his condition had stabilised following an operation, police said.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of attempted murder.

He remains in custody for questioning.

West Midlands Police said officers were not looking for anybody else in connection with the incident.

Initial forensic examinations have been carried out at the house and the investigation is continuing.

A spokesman for the force said: "The house where the incident took place remains sealed-off as specialist forensic examiners continue their hunt for evidence.

"The baby remains in a critical but stable condition and everybody is pleased with his progress."

Birmingham City Council said social services had not had any contact with the baby's family prior to the stabbing.

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