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Murder investigation launched in Birmingham

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a teenager was discovered with fatal injuries in Birmingham last night (20 February).

Officers were called to Herbert Road, Small Heath, at around 8pm.

A 16-year-old boy was found critically injured having suffered stab wounds. Despite the best efforts of medics he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was assaulted and suffered minor injuries, he was treated at the scene.

A cordon has been put in place while enquiries are carried out in the area. 

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from the force’s homicide team, said: "The investigation is in its early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in Herbert Road or Sara park at just before 8pm last night. 

“A teenager has sadly lost his life and another was assaulted, we are working hard to establish the circumstances around what happened."

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2202 of 20/2/19.

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