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Knifeman jailed after prompt WMP arrest 

A knifeman who stabbed another man twice in the chest has been locked up after West Midlands Police identified and arrested him within two hours of the attack.

Shakeem Browne chased his 41-year-old target into a shop in Hawkesley Square, Kings Norton, and left him with two punctured lungs following a cash dispute.

 

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The stabbing took place in the store and Browne promptly fled not long after 11am on 26 April this year.

However, quick-time enquiries were able to establish the 26-year-old was the prime suspect and he was arrested at his home in Harebell Gardens, Kings Norton, just before 1pm.

Clothing recovered from Browne’s room matched that seen on CCTV as officers were able to build up evidence against him.

Browne was convicted of wounding following a trial and sentenced to a seven year jail term at Wolverhampton Crown Court last Thursday (24 October). The victim has since made a full recovery from his injuries.

DC Darren Lennox, from force CID, said: "This was a targeted attack and it is just fortunate the victim was not more seriously injured.

"Officers were able to quickly piece together who was responsible and Browne was arrested at his home within just a few hours.

"We are committed to tackling knife crime and anyone who chooses to carry and use such a weapon can expect to lose their freedom."
 

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