Birmingham stabbing: Boy, 17, dies in horror broad daylight attack as killer on loose | UK | News

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Birmingham stabbing: Boy, 17, dies in horror broad daylight attack as killer on loose | UK | News

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in broad daylight in Birmingham city centre yesterday. West Midlands Police officers rushed to the scene at the city’s Victoria Square shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon, where they found the teenager seriously injured.

He was rushed to hospital but tragically was pronounced dead a short while later despite the efforts of emergency services. A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: « Our thoughts are with his loved ones and we’ll be offering them all the support we can at this devastating time. »

Officers are currently reviewing CCTV and carrying out other enquiries to help them establish who was responsible. Following initial investigations the cordon has been lifted but police say they will continue to have a highly visible police presence in the area.
 
Chief Inspector James Spencer, from Birmingham Local Policing Area, said: « The life of a 17-year-old boy has tragically been taken away and all our thoughts are with his family and friends at this awful time. It’s very early stages in the investigation but we have a team of skilled detectives who are working to identify, and arrest, whoever did this.
 
« We fully understand the shock and concern this will cause, and although it is being treated as an isolated incident a visible police presence will remain across the city centre. » 
 
Investigators want to speak to anyone who was walking through the area at the time, or visitors who may have been taking pictures by The River statue near the Council House, as they could have « vital information or evidence ».
 
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting log 2619 of January 20.

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