Teenager found guilty of Bartley Green murder

Credit: West Midlands Police

A 17-year-old boy has been found guilty of murder after a 22-year-old man was stabbed to death in Bartley Green.

Alex Leonard was killed on 3 July 2017, after a minor disagreement with the then 16-year-old, which resulted in his death.

Paramedics were unable to save 22-year-old Alex and he died in hospital.

The judge at Birmingham Crown Court lifted reporting restrictions and allowed Cameron Martin-Leon, now 17, from Allwood Gardens in Bartley Green to be named.

He has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 14 years.

Alex Leonard was stabbed to death in Bartley Green last year Credit: West Midlands Police

This case has been a tragic reminder of the dangers of anyone carrying a knife.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield,

The family of Alexander Leonard made the following statement on behalf of themselves and his friends:

Lives have been destroyed and families traumatised. Life as we knew it ceased to be on 3 July 2017.

Family statement