Schoolboy, 16, knifed to death outside Birmingham sixth-form college

A 16-year-old schoolboy who was knifed to death outside a sixth form college has been named.

The teenager, named locally as Mohammed Sidali, was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, on Wednesday February 13.

He died in hospital two days later after his life support was switched off.
Dozens of people have paid tribute to the teenager, with online donations to build a well in his honour topping £3,500 in two days.

On Sunday police charged a 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, over the Mohammed Sidali’s death.
A 17-year-old boy, of Birmingham was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Another boy, aged 16, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Friday charged with attempted murder and was remanded to appear at Crown Court today.

An 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender on Friday has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Officers are still keen to speak to any witnesses to the disturbance which resulted in the stabbing at around 4pm on Wednesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from the force’s Homicide team, said: ‘We know there were a number of young people in the area at the time and we need them to come forward and tell us what they saw or know.

‘We believe they may have vital information which can assist our enquiries and I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.

‘I appreciate this can sound nerve-wracking but we have various ways for information to be relayed to us, and even the smallest detail could help us establish the circumstances behind this tragic incident.’