Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in Lozells this afternoon (November 17).

Officers found a man in his 20s with serious injuries in Lozells Street at just before 3.30pm.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics he was sadly confirmed dead before arriving at hospital.

Firearms officers later stopped a car in Alum Rock Road and a 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The man – who is understood to be known to the victim – has been taken into police custody for questioning.

A section of Lozells Street has been cordoned off to enable officers to carry out enquiries.

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, from the force’s homicide unit, said:

“A man has sadly lost his life at the hands of a knife and we are now working to establish exactly why this happened.

“Although a man has been arrested I would urge anyone with information which can help our enquiries to contact us.”

Anyone who has any information relating to this incident please contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote log reference  1597 of 17/11/19.

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