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Two arrested over Handsworth murder of Lukasz Furmanek

2015-06-05 19:19:14

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Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the fatal stabbing of a Birmingham man.

Officers attended an address in Handsworth just before 1am this morning and arrested the men – aged 18 and 19 – in connection with the murder of Lukasz Furmanek.

He was stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Both will be questioned today on suspicion of murdering 24-year-old Mr Furmanek and of trying to kill a 31-year-old man who remains critically ill in hospital.

Detective Chief Inspector Sam Ridding, who is leading the investigation, said: “These are significant arrests, it’s an important step forward in our investigation, but our enquiries are ongoing and I’d still like to hear from anyone with information about the stabbings.

“Although it happened in the early hours of the morning someone may have been passing by and saw something that could help us. We also want to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw anything out of the ordinary.”

Police were called at 3.09am on Sunday morning by a passer-by reporting two men lying unconscious and bleeding heavily in Grove Lane near to Holly Road.

Officers were immediately dispatched and arrived just a few minutes later performing CPR in a bid to save the critically injured pair.

Ambulance crew praised the CPR efforts of officers who were first on the scene but despite paramedics performing advanced life support on Mr Furmanek, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information which may help DCI Ridding should contact police on 101. Information can also be given anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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