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Second man arrested over death of rapper Depzman

A second man has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenage rapper, known as Depzman, who was stabbed after attending a fundraising event for a friend who was knifed last year.

A Facebook group set-up in memory of Josh Ribera, also known as rapper Depzman. Credit: Youtube

West Midlands Police said an 18-year-old man had been arrested in connection with the death of Joshua Ribera after he attended Bloxwich police station in Walsall, West Midlands, this afternoon.

Detectives are continuing to question a second man, also aged 18, who was arrested yesterday in connection with the fatal stabbing after he attended Dudley police station.

Watch: Tributes for rapper Depzman as police make an arrest

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Mother pays tribute to 'beautiful son' stabbed to death

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".

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Tributes pour in for Depzman

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.

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Teen killed was at fundraiser for Kyle Sheehan - murdered last year

Kyle Sheehan Credit: West Midlands Police

The teenager killed in Birmingham had been attending a fundraising event Kyle Sheehan (pictured above) who was murdered in Bartley Green in September last year.

The fundraiser was held to raise money for a headstone to go on Kyle's grave.

Coronation Road, Selly Oak Credit: ITV News Central

Part of Coronation Road remains cordoned off this afternoon as enquiries continue at the scene.

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Man arrested in connection with death of teenager

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager outside a nightclub in Selly Oak last night have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

It is believed that the teenage victim had been attending a fundraising event at TCs nightclub for Kyle Sheehan, who was murdered in Bartley Green in September last year.

Part of Coronation Road remains cordoned off this afternoon as enquiries continue at the scene.

Meanwhile anyone who was at TCs last night or who witnessed the stabbing is urged to call police as soon as possible.

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