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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after pensioner stabbed to death

This is 86-year-old Riasat Bi who was stabbed to death yesterday. Photo: BPM Media

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a pensioner was stabbed to death in Birmingham.

Emergency services were called to Aubrey Road in Small Heath just after 11am yesterday (12th July), and found an 86-year-old woman with stab wounds. Credit: BPM

Emergency services were called to Aubrey Road in Small Heath just after 11am yesterday (12th July), and found 86-year-old Riasat Bi with stab wounds. She was pronounced dead at scene. An 18-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries and remains in a critical but stable condition.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in Stoke-on-Trent in the early hours of this morning and is currently in hospital receiving medical treatment. Police say he will be questioned once discharged.

The address in Aubrey Street remains cordoned off while forensic experts examine the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the West Midland Police's homicide team, said:

We are still keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened yesterday.

This is an horrendous crime, made all the more shocking due to the age of the victim and we are determined to bring her killer to justice.

We have specialist officers with her family as they try to come to terms with the devastating events of yesterday.

– Detective Inspector Harry Harrison - West Midlands Police