CCTV released in hunt for murder suspect

Detectives hunting a man who stabbed a passenger on a Birmingham bus on Monday evening (23 January) have released CCTV of the suspect.

A 36-year-man died after suffering multiple stab wounds following an altercation on the top deck of the number 11A bus on Rookery Road, Handsworth just after 10.30pm.

The suspect is described as a black man, believed to be aged between 25 and 30 and has short dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a puffa jacket and headphones over a baseball cap and was carrying a duffle type bag.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation. He said: “I am urging anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV to contact me urgently. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers.”

A post mortem examination will be carried out today (25 January) and officers are continuing to support the family of the victim, who is from Smethwick.

DI Hines added: “This was a shocking and tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the man who died. His attacker is still at large and we believe that someone must know who he is. I am asking them to examine their conscience and do the right thing.”

Police can be contacted on 101 and Crimestoppers can be reached on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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