Murder probe begins after stabbing


Published: Saturday 18th April 2015 by The News Editor

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A murder investigation has been launched after an 18-year-old was fatally stabbed.

West Midlands Police said Sheriff Mbye died after being stabbed several times following reports of a scuffle outside the KFC in Bristol Road South, Birmingham, yesterday.

Another man, aged 19, was also stabbed during the incident and remains in critical condition in hospital.

Officers were called shortly before 5pm and arrived to find the injured 19-year-old being tended to by customers in a nearby barbers.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital then separately alerted police that Mr Mbye had been dropped off in a white Audi, which was later found abandoned.

Mr Mbye, from the Lee Bank area of the city, died at the hospital just two hours after he was attacked.

A major police investigation has been launched and an 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Detectives said they believed a small number of men were involved, and work is continuing to identify them.

Meanwhile, part of the road remains sealed off today as forensics teams scour the area for clues.

Door to door enquiries are also being carried out.

Police have praised the public who “responded admirably” to the incident, tending to the wounded, and also preserving vital evidence and taking down details of vehicles.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, who is leading the investigation, said: “My condolences go to the family of Sheriff who are heartbroken at losing their loved one.

“I would like to reassure them that many people who were in the area at the time responded admirably to the terrible situation which confronted them.

“Both victims were tended to, details of possible people or vehicles involved were relayed to police and vital clues were guarded.

“Their assistance has been invaluable to our investigation.”

He added: “I’d also thank those people who have helped us so far and ask that others follow their lead by doing the right thing.

“If you were in the area at the time, and you have not yet spoken to police, please do so now.

“You may have seen the actual stabbings or the argument and scuffle beforehand.

“You could have possibly seen the Audi arriving at the scene or racing away after the attack. If you did, you need to call us immediately.

“This will have been a very frightening situation to witness but we are very experienced at supporting people who are worried about giving information.”

A post-mortem will take place later today to determine the precise cause of death.

Anyone with information is urged to call police or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Published: Saturday 18th April 2015 by The News Editor

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