Teen Stabbed In Smethwick

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was found with injuries in the early hours of Saturday morning (28 July).

Name of Smethwick teenage stab victim released

16-year-old Ben Morutare from Walsall died from a stab wound to the leg
16-year-old Ben Morutare from Walsall died from a stab wound to the leg Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have released the name of a 16-year-old boy who was fatally stabbed outside a club in Smethwick in the early hours of Saturday morning,

Ben Morutare from Walsall was involved in a disturbance outside the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club in Oldbury road.

He was taken to the Birmingham Children's Hospital but he died of his injury,

A post-mortem examination revealed that the 16-year-old died of a stab wound to the leg.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

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Extra police patrols after teen stabbed in Smethwick

Police investigating the murder of a teenager who was stabbed at a social club in Smethwick are carrying out inquiries in the area.

The 16-year-old was injured during a disturbance at the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club in Oldbury Road during the early hours of Saturday morning (July 28).

The boy, who has not been named, was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital where he later died.

Police say extra patrols are in place in the area to reassure the local community.

"It is believed there were a large number of people at the club and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened and who hasn't yet spoken to police to come forward."

– Detective Inspector Warren Hines, West Midlands Police

Murder investigation underway after teen stabbed

A murder investigation has been launched after a teenager was found with injuries in the early hours of this morning.

West Midlands Police say the 16-year-old, who has not been named, died after being stabbed.

Officers were called to reports of a disturbance at the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club in Oldbury Road, Smethwick at just before 0130 this morning. He was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital, where he later died.