Three more teens arrested in hunt for Keon Lincoln murder suspects

We have arrested three more suspects overnight as we continue our investigation into the murder of Keon Lincoln on Thursday afternoon (21 Jan).

A 14-year-old boy was arrested from his home address in Birmingham last night (23 Jan) and two boys, aged 15 and 16, were arrested from an address in Walsall in the early hours of this morning (24 Jan) All three are detained on suspicion of murder and will be questioned today.

A post mortem examination has revealed Keon died from a gunshot and stab wounds after he was attacked in Linwood Road, Handsworth.

Keon Lincoln
Keon died from a gunshot and stab wounds

A 14-year-old boy arrested on Friday evening has been released under investigation and detectives have been granted extra time to question another 14-year-old arrested on Friday morning.

Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Orencas from the homicide unit is leading the investigation. He said: “There has been no let-up in our quest to find those responsible for Keon’s murder and these are significant arrests.

“We are gathering a substantial amount of evidence which will take time to analyse, but we must be thorough to get justice for Keon’s family.  They have been fully updated with the latest developments.”

We are still appealing for anyone with information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, to come forward. Let us decide if it is relevant. Contact us via Live Chat on our website, call 101 or visit our dedicated portal to tell us or upload footage. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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