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1 dead and 4 injured in Sparkhill stabbing

A murder investigation has begun after a man was fatally stabbed and four others were injured in Sparkhill last night (Friday 23 August).

Police were called to reports of disorder involving men, who are understood to be known to each other, at an address in Wilton Road at just after 10.40pm.

A 37-year-old man was discovered in the street with serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: Snappersk

A 37-year-old man was discovered in the street with serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

A neighbour described how people tried to save his life.

”It's crazy. I was on Ladypool Road and I got a phone call from home saying there’s been some sort of disturbance... By the time I got here, there was already a couple of people holding the lad, pressing down on his wounds... It was horrible. I looked at him and someone told him to recite his prayers. He wasn’t going to make it."

– Neighbour

Another man, aged 35, was found in the property with serious stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder Credit: Snappersk

The three other men, two in their 30s and one in their 40s, suffered injuries which were not serious.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and the area has been cordoned off while police enquiries are underway.

Another man, aged 35, was found in the property with serious stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital. Credit: Snappersk

"A man has tragically died and others have been injured as a result of this disorder. We understand all the men are known to each other and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the death at this stage. Enquiries around the circumstances leading to this disorder are ongoing and I would ask anyone with information which can assist these to get in contact."

– Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, West Midlands Police

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 2972 of 23/8/19.