Aldridge stab victim named 

A man stabbed to death in Aldridge last night (Friday 23 June) has been named as James Brindley.

The 26-year-old who lived locally died on the High Street by Aldridge Croft just before midnight after spending the evening out with friends.

Ambulance colleagues were unable to save him and a post mortem examination is currently underway.

Detective Inspector Jim Munro, from force CID, said: “We have spoken to several people who were in the location last night, but we are still asking people to come forward to help us piece together what happened and the motive behind the attack.

“James’ family are understandably distraught at his loss and our thoughts remain with them.”

They have said: “Outwardly James appeared to be a jack the lad, without a care in the world, but that belied his true nature which was deeply sensitive and fiercely loyal to his family and friends. He was a very straight forward and trusting person.”

A cordon remains in place while forensic experts continue to search the scene.

Information can be given on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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