Police name man who died in stabbing in Bartley Green

Police have named a man who died after being stabbed in Bartley Green on Monday 3 July.

Alexander Phillip Leonard, aged 22, from Bartley Green died after he was attacked in Woodgate Gardens around 10.50pm

A post mortem revealed he died from single stab wound.

Investigations are continuing and yesterday officers arrested another man in connection with the death.

The man, aged 18, was arrested Wednesday 5 July on suspicion of murder. Police have also been given extra time to question a 16-year-old boy who was arrested shortly after the incident.

A second man, aged 21, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has now been released without charge.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield said: “Investigations are continuing into the tragic death of Mr Leonard. I wish to express my gratitude to the local community who have been very supportive of this investigation but I do believe there are still others who will have relevant information and would still like to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to us and ask they get in touch as soon as possible.”

Information can be given on 101 ext 863 3039 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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