A councillor has said there appears to be a knife crime epidemic in Birmingham.
The comment comes after a 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed in Bartley Green last night (3 July).
A number of residents around Lye Road are unable to leave their homes because of a cordon, meaning many children could miss school today.
In a statement, Birmingham City Councillor Des Flood (Bartley Green) said:
I am shocked that another major incident has come to the streets of Bartley Green, especially so soon after the shootings a number of months ago.
Local residents are extremely disturbed an upset about this recent murder.
I understand that a number of school children cannot leave their homes because of the police crime scene, and will there for probably miss school today as a result.
It is terrible that another family have been hit with this news and now have to deal with this terrible and shocking loss of life, nothing warrants the loss of a life.
Knife crime appears to be an epidemic in the South of our City.
The police appear to be between a rock and a hard place with regards to neighbourhood policing, in trying to balance the priorities of the bigger picture across the city and local needs - but they mustn't forget the importance of local neighbourhood policing and resourcing.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. A 16-year-old boy remains in custody.
A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder after a stabbing last night.
There are unconfirmed reports of a stabbing on a Birmingham street. Police are at the scene investigating and have cordon off the road.