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Extra patrols in Harborne following the fatal stabbing of a teenager

Extra police patrols are happening in and around Harborne today, following the murder of a teenager who was stabbed to death last night (24 April).

Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues who were treating the 18-year-old for serious injuries in Tennal Road at around 7.15pm.

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene soon after. A post-mortem will be held tomorrow, and a 19-year-old man who was arrested last night remains in police custody this afternoon.

Insp Lee Trinder, from the neighbourhood policing team, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of this young man at this awful time.

“We also know the concern that last night’s tragic killing has caused in Harborne and the wider Birmingham area.

“People can be assured that West Midlands Police’s dedicated Homicide Team is working to establish exactly what has happened.

“Meanwhile, we will have extra uniformed officers on reassurance patrols, and I’d encourage anyone with particular concerns to stop and speak to them.”

Anyone with information has been asked to contact police via Live Chat at http://www.west-midlands.police.uk, via 101 anytime, or Crimestopppers in complete confidence on 0800 555 111.
 

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