A teenager has been left seriously injured after he was stabbed near Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre.
The 17-year-old was attacked by a group of men at about 19:00 GMT on Monday, West Midlands Police said.
He went into the Bullring, near Zara, to seek help, the force said, and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.
The force said it was examining CCTV and speaking to witnesses in a bid to identify the attackers.
It has also asked for anyone with information to come forward.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed it was also sent to the scene.
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