Man arrested after Birmingham bus murder

Detectives investigating the stabbing of a passenger on a bus have arrested a Birmingham man on suspicion of murder.

The 25-year-old was arrested after surrendering himself to police officers this afternoon (Wednesday 25 January) following the release of CCTV footage this morning.

He will be questioned in due course.

The 36-year-old man fatally stabbed on Monday has been named as Leon Barrett-Hazle.

Meanwhile officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses on the bus to come forward.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from force CID, said: “We still need these witnesses to come forward to help us establish what happened on the top deck of the 11A service on Monday evening in Rookery Road.

“The family of Leon are being kept informed of the latest development in our investigation and our thoughts remain with them.”

Det Insp Hines can be contacted on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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