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Murder investigation after 18-year-old stabbed to death

2015-04-18 13:37:12

Sheriff-MbyeSheriff Mbye Photo: West Midlands Police

A murder investigation has begun after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in the Northfield area of Birmingham.

Police were called to Bristol Road South shortly before 17:00 yesterday afternoon to reports of a stabbing outside the KFC restaurant.

Sheriff Mbye died in hospital just two hours later. A second man is in a critical condition in hospital with stab wounds.

Forensic officers are at the scene this morning.

An 18-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

A small number of other men are also believed to have been involved and police are trying to identify them.

"Many people who were in the area at the time responded admirably to the terrible situation which confronted them. Both victims were tended to, details of possible people or vehicles involved were relayed to police and vital clues were guarded. Their assistance has been invaluable to our investigation.

This will have been a very frightening situation to witness but we are very experienced at supporting people who are worried about giving information.

– DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HARRY HARRISON, FROM FORCE CID

Police are speaking to local people and detectives will be viewing CCTV footage.

A post mortem examination will take place today to find out the exact cause of death.

Source: itv.com

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