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Man charged with murder over Father's Day killing of Birmingham dad

We’ve charged a man with murder following a fatal stabbing in Great Barr, Birmingham on Sunday evening (21 June).

Reece Adamson, aged 30, was tragically found with fatal injuries to his neck after officers were called to reports of a disorder just after 9pm in Cardington Avenue.

Shaun Bent, from Cardington Avenue, was charged on Wednesday night with murder and appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court yesterday.

He also faces charges of assaulting another person and possession of a bladed article, plus grievous bodily harm and knife possession relating to a separate incident in March.

The 24-year-old was remanded into prison and is expected to appear via video link at the city’s crown court today (26 June).

Reece Adamson with his daughter Amory (pic taken 18 months ago)
Reece Adamson with his daughter Amory (pic taken 18 months ago)

A statement issued from Reece’s family reads: “It is with heavy hearts and sheer disbelief that Reece was stolen from us on Father’s day. 

“He was a doting partner, father to his daughter, loving son and grandson.  

“He was extremely loyal and one-of-a-kind. He was from an unbreakable family network underpinned by mum, dad and his grandfather Fr Deson. We will not forget his infectious laugh and are broken beyond belief.”

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from our homicide team, said: “My thoughts are with Reece’s family and friends at this incredibly upsetting and difficult time.

“We’d still like to hear from anyone who has any information on what happened on Sunday night that led to Reece losing his life.

“We understand there may have been an incident earlier that evening on Newbury Road near to Alma Street involving the same people and we’d still like to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious or who has any dash-cam footage of a fight."

Anyone with information is asked to contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. 

Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20BW/143529D/20.

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