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Teenager arrested on suspicion of murder after Sutton Coldfield stabbing

Police activity at the scene where a 16-year-old was found with serious stab wounds. Credit: PA Images

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed in Sutton Coldfield.

The teenager handed himself into a police station and remains in custody.

The victim was found injured at Lower Parade on Thursday afternoon (17 May) and pronounced dead at the scene.

The area remains sealed off for investigations to be carried out.

Several people were seen fleeing the area and officers are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything to come forward.

“This is a tragic set of circumstances and our thoughts, and I’m sure the thoughts of everyone in the community, are with the boy’s family at this truly devastating time.

“A dedicated team of homicide detectives has worked non-stop on the investigation since yesterday and has made good progress.

“We understand the concerns that people living in Sutton Coldfield, and beyond, will have as a result of the tragedy that has unfolded. I’d encourage anyone with information to get in touch with the officers as soon as possible."

– ACC Alex Murray