Radio Sandwell Local News

Sheriff Mbye death: Two men charged with murder of Birmingham teen

2015-04-20 21:07:36

Sheriff-MbyeSheriff Mbye, who was murdered in Northfield town centre, on Bristol Road South

Two men have been charged with murdering Birmingham teenager Sheriff Mbye.

Rakeem Riley, 18, of no fixed address was arrested by detectives on Friday night.

Omar Robinson, 21, was detained at his home address in Rann Close, Ladywood, on Sunday morning.

Both were questioned about a fight in Bristol Road South, Northfield, at around 5pm on Friday that left Sheriff Mbye with multiple stab injuries

The 19-year-old from Ladywood was pronounced dead in hospital less than two hours later.

West Midlands Police charged the pair with murder.

They are set to appear before Birmingham magistrates on Tuesday morning.

Detective Inspector Jim Munro said, despite the charges, his team are still actively seeking witnesses.

He added: “Clearly the charges are a significant point in the investigation but the enquiry doesn’t end here…we still need anyone who saw what happened, but who’s not yet got in touch, to contact us as they could hold vital information.

"In particular, we’re very keen to speak to a woman who was pushing a child in a pushchair along Bristol Road South at around the time Sheriff was stabbed – she witnessed the attack and appeared distressed by what she saw.

"We also want to speak to the occupants of a blue Fiat Punto, which has a large sticker or item placed in the bottom right corner of the rear window.

"These people are purely witnesses. They will have seen some or all of the incident as it happened…I’d urge them to come forward as soon as possible and they can speak to us in confidence.”

Det Insp Munro and the investigation team can be contacted on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Share this story

Related Stories

Local news around the web

Riders going Dutch to raise £3k

Leicester explosion: Three men arrested on suspicion of manslaughter

Kidnap gang jailed after beating victim unconscious and demanding £5k jewellery from family

Walsall man Christopher Soares jailed for disseminating terrorism material

Train stations in Moseley, Kings Heath and Balsall Heath could re-open sooner than expected

Police appeal to motorists after collision in Burntwood

Homeless speak about life on the freezing streets of Birmingham

Channel 4 executives received this message from Birmingham

Birmingham Women's Hospital pays £2.7m damages to disabled girl

Fury as ambulance rushing unconscious teenager to hospital fined for using bus lane

Image Slider