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Man charged in connection with Sparkhill murder

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham last week have charged a man with murder today (Friday 19 July).

Haseeb Mirza, aged 25, of St Benedicts Road in the Small Heath area of Birmingham has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on _Saturday 20th July 2019.____

A 36-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released pending further investigation.

Malik Hussain, aged 35, was found with serious injuries in Baker Street at around 11.20pm on Friday 12 July and was sadly confirmed dead at the scene soon afterwards.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from two stab wounds.

Detective Michelle Allen, from the force’s homicide team, said: “This charge is a significant development in a murder that has shocked the local community. We have been working flat-out to move the investigation forward."

“Malik’s family are devastated by his death and are still trying to come to terms with their loss; they need answers. I urge anyone with any information to come forward and help us get those answers."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 3231 of 12 July.


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