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Second murder investigation launched after another teenager stabbed in Birmingham

Herbert Road in Small Heath Credit: Google street view

A murder investigation has been launched in Birmingham after a 16-year-old boy became the second teenager to be stabbed to death in the city in a week.

The boy was discovered in Herbert Road in Small Heath at around 8.00pm on Wednesday.

He had suffered serious stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 15-year-old boy was treated by paramedics after he was assaulted and suffered minor injuries.

On Thursday, a wide police cordon surrounded Sara Park, its children's play area and several nearby streets, with a few officers guarding the scene visible from the barrier tape.

It comes just seven days after 16-year-old student Sidali Mohamed, who had fled war-torn Somalia with his family as a toddler, was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath, a few minutes' drive from the latest attack.

The investigation is in its early stages and we are keen to hear from anyone who was in Herbert Road or Sara park at just before 8pm last night.

A teenager has sadly lost his life and another was assaulted, we are working hard to establish the circumstances around what happened."

– Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, West Midlands Police