Shocking news is coming in tonight of a teenage boy who was fatally stabbed in the Kingstanding area of Birmingham on Bank Holiday Monday (31 May) according to West Midlands Police.

Officers confirmed the tragic news and said nothing could be done by paramedics to save the victim and the 14-year-old sadly died at the scene of the shocking crime.

A police spokesperson stated that a swift murder investigation has been launched and the force “have flooded the area with officers to search for the offenders” who ran off after the tragic incident which took place near a McDonald’s in Kingstanding.

Detectives working on this appalling case have issued a statement about the crime and revealed details in the hope of tracing those responsible for the fatal knife attack.

The police spokesperson said: “The teen was attacked on College Road at the junction with Wardour Grove around 7.30pm by up to seven offenders, who ran off towards Chester Road after the fatal stabbing.

“Officers are currently speaking to witnesses and fast-tracking CCTV enquiries.”

Detective Inspector Ranj Sangha, from the force’s homicide unit, also spoke about the tragic incident and said: “This is a shocking and senseless tragedy. Another young life has been taken far too soon.

“We have officers with the boy’s family who are facing the cruellest of news this evening. My heart goes out to them.

“We will be leaving no stone unturned in our hunt for the callous individuals responsible for this, or for anyone harbouring them, knowing what they have done.”


Anyone who can help the investigation is asked to contact police by Live Chat on the force’s website, calling 101 quoting log 3313 of 31/5, or calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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