Murder investigation launched following Summer Lane stabbing

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man died following a stabbing in Birmingham earlier this week.

Officers were called to Summer Lane in Newtown at around 7.55pm on Tuesday 23 August to reports of the stabbing.

A 26-year-old man was found with life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital, but his condition deteriorated and he died today (Thursday 25 August).

A post-mortem will take place in due course to establish a cause of death.

No arrests have been made but officers continue to investigate several lines of enquiry.

Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, from the force’s CID, said: “Despite the best efforts of the medical staff the man’s injuries were so severe that he unfortunately died and we have now launched an murder investigation.

“We are in the process of contacting the man’s family and will not be in a position to name him until this has been concluded and we have formally identified him.

“We continue to investigate the circumstances that led to his death, CCTV is being trawled and we are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity at the time of the incident to come forward.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the person responsible, to do the right thing and to come forward. We have several lines of enquiry and it is only a matter of time before we come knocking at your door.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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