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Sparkhill stabbing victim named as dad who was 'backbone of family'

A man who was stabbed to death in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on Friday night has been named as Hashim Khan, Credit: West Midlands Police

A man who was stabbed to death in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham on Friday night has been named as Hashim Khan.

The 37-year-old from Birmingham was discovered in Wilton Road just before 11pm.

In a statement his family said: “Hashim was a wonderful loving husband, father, brother and friend. He touched the lives of many who knew him. He was the backbone in our family."

“We are out of our minds with grief, we are shattered, broken and can barely speak to anyone. We thank everyone for their kind words and condolences. At this moment in time we would like as a family to be left alone to come to terms with our loss and grieve in peace.”

– Khan Family Statement
The 37-year-old from Birmingham was discovered in Wilton Road just before 11pm. Credit: SnapperSK

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.

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.