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Snake found at Moseley Folk Festival

A snake that was found at a Birmingham festival is looking for a new home.

The milk snake was spotted among a crowd of 5,000 attending the Moseley Folk Festival. There were fears it was poisonous and the park would have to be evacuated.

Milk snake found at Moseley Folk Festival Credit: ITV Central

Police called in an expert from a nearby reptile shop who confirmed it did not pose a risk.

The snake is being cared for at Weird 'N' Wonderful in Birmingham, who say although it is three foot long now, it will eventually grow to double that size.

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.

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