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Floral tributes for murder victim in Moseley

Local residents have left flowers at the scene of the murder of a 16-year-old boy named locally as Azim Azam who was stabbed to death yesterday morning on his way to college.

Flowers left in memory of Azim Azam Credit: ITV News Central
Flowers in Moseley near the scene of the crime Credit: ITV News Central
A written tribute to the victim of the fatal stabbing Credit: ITV News Central
Police have launched an investigation into the crime which they believe was an altercation between two teenagers and not a random attack Credit: ITV News Central


Latest from police press conference on Moseley stabbing

16-year-old stabbed to death in Birmingham Credit: ITV News Central

This afternoon police have said this is "a tragic case." They say the stabbing took place after two teenagers got off a bus at Yardley Green Road in Moseley this morning.

They believe the 16-year-old had recently enrolled at college and that two teenagers were arguing before the attack.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who saw anything to contact them.


Police statement on Moseley murder investigation

The police officer leading the investigation into the murder of a 16-year-old in Moseley says the force is "committed to finding the person or people responsible and bringing them before the courts."

A murder investigation has today been launched following a stabbing in which a young man has needlessly lost his life.

We’re working hard to understand the precise circumstances surrounding the attack. At this time it is unclear if the attack happened on the bus or in the street. Because of this I need anyone who was on the number 2 bus this morning around Yardley Wood Road to contact me immediately.

– Detective Chief Inspector Simon Wallis

Location of Moseley murder

Moseley murder scene Credit: ITV News Central
Moseley murder scene Credit: ITV News Central

A major police investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy died after being stabbed.

It happened on Hayfield Road at the junction of Yardley Wood Road in Moseley just after 8:30 this morning.

It's thought he had just got off the number two bus - it's not known if he was attacked in the street or on the bus.

Motive unclear for Birmingham murder

Police say the motive for an attack on a 16-year-old boy this morning remains unclear, although their initial inquiries suggest it was a dispute between two youngsters, and not a random attack.

Police were called to Hayfield Road at the junction of Yardley Wood Road just after 8:30 this morning.

The boy was taken to hospital in a critical condition and later died of his injuries.

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