Teenager arrested on suspicion of Birmingham murder

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Birmingham earlier this week.

Police were called to Summer Lane, Newtown, at just before 8pm on Tuesday 23 August and the 26-year-old victim died in hospital yesterday (Thursday).

A post mortem revealed the man, who has not yet been formally identified, died as a result of a stab wound.

A 19-year-old man from Birmingham was detained in Leicestershire this afternoon on suspicion of murder and will now be questioned by officers in the West Midlands.

A second man, aged 19 from Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Detective Inspector Paul Joyce, from West Midlands Police Force CID said: “The investigation is moving forward but we are still trying to piece together the circumstances of what happened. We would encourage anyone with information to get in contact with us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source:: West Midlands Police News

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