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Birmingham stabbing: Victim stable after emergency surgery

Blue police tent at scene
Image caption The man was stabbed at a busy road junction near the city centre

A man who was stabbed in Birmingham is in a stable condition having undergone emergency surgery, police said.

The 19-year-old victim was found with multiple stab wounds outside the Opal One student flats, near the city centre, at 01:00 BST on Saturday.

West Midlands Police said four male youths aged between 14 and 16 and a 16-year-old girl have been arrested.

All five are being questioned on suspicion of attempted murder.

The stabbed man was attacked at the junction of the A38 Bristol Road and Belgrave Middleway.

Shortly after the victim was found, officers supported by the force helicopter searched nearby canals and railway tracks.

An area near to a church on Bristol Street was cordoned off for several hours whilst a team of forensic experts examined the scene.

A knife has been recovered and is currently undergoing forensic examination, a spokesman said.

Det Insp Ian Ingram, said: "We have spoken to a number of witnesses and we are encouraged by the progress we have made in relation to our investigation, but continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward."

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