West Midlands Police have charged a man from Small Heath in Birmingham with murder following a fatal stabbing at a flat in Sparkbrook last week.

Police officers discovered Sayed Abuker Mohamed Ahmed with knife wounds to his chest and leg at a multi-occupancy property in Brighton Road, Sparkbrook, on the afternoon of Monday 16th March 2020.

An air ambulance was called but the 34-year-old victim was pronounced dead before he could be transferred to hospital.

Detectives arrested Abdillahi Ali Abdillahi in London in connection with the death of Mr Ahmed.

The suspect was brought back to the West Midlands for questioning in relation to the brutal stabbing.

Police have confirmed that 41-year-old Abdillahi of Tennyson Road, Small Heath, has now been charged with murder and remanded in custody to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court.

Paying tribute to Mr Ahmed, his family said:

“Sayed was very kind, social and a leader.

“We have lost a son, brother, uncle and someone who was good to his community.”

Sayed Abuker Mohamed Ahmed was stabbed to death at a flat in SparkbrookWMP
Sayed Abuker Mohamed Ahmed was stabbed to death at a flat in Sparkbrook

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison, from the Homicide Team, said:

“This is a significant development in our investigation although enquiries are ongoing.

“We believe the fatal stabbing followed a disturbance where a number of men were present.

“We would urge anyone who has not already spoken to us and may have vital information to come forward.”


Anyone who has any information relating to this incident please contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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