9:16 pm, Mon 23 Sep 2013
Teachers at a Birmingham school have voted to refuse to teach a pupil who was allowed to return to class after an incident involving a knife.
The decision to exclude him was overturned by the governors.
It comes as campaigners call for a knife amnesty following the deaths of two teenagers who were stabbed in the city in the past seven days.
12:27 pm, Mon 23 Sep 2013
Police have been given more time to question an 18-year-old in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenager from Birmingham.
Joshua Ribera, an up-and-coming grime artist known as Depzman, was stabbed outside TCs nightclub in Selly Oak on Friday night. A post-mortem examination revealed he died from a stab wound to the heart.
A second man, aged 19, also remains in police custody.
4:15 pm, Sun 22 Sep 2013
Police have appealed for anyone who was in attendance at TCs nightclub on Friday night to come forward with information following the fatal stabbing of Joshua Ribera.
It is believed the 18-year-old was attending a fundraising event for Kyle Sheehan, who was stabbed to death last year.
An 18-year-old handed himself into police yesterday and a second man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of murder.
There were a lot of people in attendance at the fundraising event.
I would appeal for anyone who knows anything to come forward. There are still a number of people who haven't been spoken to by police.
A lot of Joshua's friends were at the function and may have vital information about what happened and we urge them to come forward.
– Detective Inspector Gary Plant, West Midlands Police
4:00 pm, Sun 22 Sep 2013
A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder today following the fatal stabbing of a teenager outside a social club in Selly Oak on Friday night.
The 19-year-old from Edgbaston handed himself in at Bloxwich Police Station this afternoon.
Another 18-year-old man remains in police custody and is still being questioned.
Investigations into the stabbing are ongoing. The victim has been officially named as 18-year-old Joshua Ribera from Moseley.
12:23 pm, Sun 22 Sep 2013
Joshua Ribera, 18
Credit: Facebook tribute page
The mother of a teenager, who was fatally stabbed at a memorial event for his friend, has paid tribute to her 'beautiful son'.
Writing on Facebook, she said:
"The most beautiful son a mum could ask for has been taken from me...
"He was my world, my everything. I loved him with every bit of my heart and my heart is now broken. He was kind, caring, funny, affectionate, beautiful and talented.
"They tried for 6 hours to save him but he needed to go. He is now in peace and no one can ever hurt him again. I love you Josh and I don't know how I can go on without my baby boy".
5:53 pm, Sat 21 Sep 2013
A Facebook group set-up in memory of Joshua Ribera, who performed grime music under the name Depzman, now has more than 35,000 members.
Josua Ribera performed grime music as Depzman
Credit: Facebook tribute page
Top UK grime artists and producers like Wretch 32 and MNEK have paid tribute to the 18 year-old, who was stabbed to death in Selly Oak last night.
It is believed Josh was taking part in a fundraising memorial at TC's nightclub on Coronation Road.
The event was raising money to buy a gravestone for 16 year-old Kyle Sheehan, who died after he was stabbed in Bartley Green last year.
3:44 pm, Sat 21 Sep 2013
3:40 pm, Sat 21 Sep 2013
An 18-year-old who was stabbed to death in Selly Oak last night has been named as Joshua Ribera.
He was well-known as a grime artist called Depzman.
Josh Ribera was stabbed outside TCs Nightclub, Selly Oak
Credit: R.I.P. Depzman Facebook Page
3:10 pm, Sat 21 Sep 2013
A superintendent has reassured local residents and students returning to university that Selly Oak is a safe area after a teenager was stabbed to death outside a nightclub there last night.
Police have encouraged anyone who was at TCs nightclub last night or who witnessed the stabbing to contact them as soon as possible.
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