Manhunt launched after teenager is stabbed to death in Wolverhampton

An image of a police tent where a teenager was stabbed to death
Detectives are reviewing CCTV and forensically examining the scene. Credit: BPM Media

A 16-year-old boy has died after a stabbing in Wolverhampton as police launch a murder probe.

The teenager was found seriously injured on Mount Road in Lanesfield shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation following the knife attack.

Chief Inspector Will O’Connor said: "Firstly, my thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends during this extremely difficult time. They are now being supported by specialist officers.

"The investigation is progressing at pace and detectives are reviewing CCTV and forensically examining the scene.

"There will be an increase in police around the area in the coming days and they will be offering reassurance and conducting house-to-house inquiries. Please feel free to talk to them if you have any concerns."

A 16-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in Birmingham Credit: BPM Media

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it had received several 999 calls to the incident, with the first ambulance arriving within three minutes.

A spokeswoman said: "When ambulance staff arrived on scene they found a teenage boy in a critical condition.

"The team worked rapidly to commence resuscitation on scene, administering advanced trauma care.

"Sadly, despite their best efforts, nothing could be done to save the boy and he was confirmed deceased on scene a short time later."

Anyone with any information, CCTV or dash cam footage is asked to contact police via Live Chat on the force’s website or by calling 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 3854 of 29.05.