Murder probe after man is repeatedly stabbed in knife attack on Birmingham street
- Man in his 20s has died after being stabbed in chest and back in daylight attack
- West Midlands Police also investigating reports of gunshots and remain on site
- PCs are appealing for witnesses to the ‘appalling violence’ yesterday afternoon
Police in Birmingham have launched a murder investigation after a man who was repeatedly stabbed died in hospital last night.
The man, who is thought to be in his 20s, was stabbed a number of times in the chest and back at around 2.30pm in Summerfield Park, Dudley Road.
He was taken to hospital for treatment, but was pronounced dead just after midnight.
West Midlands Police launched a murder investigation after a man in his 20s was stabbed to death in Birmingham last night. Police remain on scene after reports of gunshots also emerged
The incident began shortly after 2pm yesterday and police erected three tents on opposite sides of Winson Green, Birmingham, while forensic examination was carried out by officers
West Midlands Police have said they believe they know who the man is, but are working to confirm his identity and trace his next of kin.
The force is also investigating reports that gunshots were heard, and officers remain at the scene today as forensic work continues.
Police put up three tents in the street yesterday as forensic investigators examined the scene for evidence where the attack took place.
A post-mortem will be held in due course.
Det Insp Laura Harrison, leading the investigation, said: ‘This was appalling violence which has ended in a man’s murder, and we’ve been working non-stop since yesterday to establish exactly what happened, and who was responsible.
‘I really need to hear from anyone in the area at the time who saw or heard anything and who’s not yet spoken to us.
West Midlands police officers remain on scene in Birmingham after the man died late last night
A huge number of police officers rushed to the scene after the man was stabbed and taken to hospital for emergency medical treatment. The victim, aged in his 20s, died from his injuries
‘We also really need to speak to anyone with CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage that might help us.’
You can contact investigators via live chat on West Midland Police’s website or by calling 101, alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Quote log number 2416 of 4 December.