Boy, 17, becomes third to be stabbed to death in city in fortnight

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Boy, 17, becomes third to be stabbed to death in city in fortnight



A murder investigation is under way after a teenage boy became the third teenager in a fortnight to be stabbed to death in Birmingham.
The boy, believed to be just 17, was pronounced dead at the scene in Bordesley Green shortly after 2pm on Monday, West Midlands Police said.
Officers said the victim was found seriously injured in Norwood Road and was pronounced dead despite efforts by emergency crews to save him.

The youngster, believed to be just 17, was pronounced dead at the scene in Bordesley Green shortly after 2pm on Monday, West Midlands Police said (Picture: SWNS)West Midlands Police said in a statement: ‘The investigation is at an early stage and no arrests have yet been made.
‘Officers are speaking to witnesses and identifying CCTV. The scene remains sealed off this evening.
Passenger’s ‘scream and say prayers’ as plane aborts rocky landing‘Officers will also be using Section 60 powers, giving them the ability to stop and search people without reasonable grounds where they believe there to be a risk of violence.’
Nazir Afzal, the former chief prosecutor in Greater Manchester who oversaw the Rochdale child sex abuse case, said the victim was one of his relatives.
So far in 2019, West Midlands Police are believed to have launched seven confirmed murder investigations in the force area.

West Midlands Police said in a statement: ‘The investigation is at an early stage and no arrests have yet been made’ (Picture: SWNS)

Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, via 101, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 (Picture: SWNS)The latest offence occurred five days after 16-year-old Abdullah Muhammad was discovered fatally wounded near a park in Small Heath.
Another teenager, Sidali Mohamed, also 16, died in hospital on February 15 after being attacked outside a college in Balsall Heath.
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, via 101, or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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