West Midlands Police have charged a man suspected of fatally stabbing another man in Handsworth.

Antonio Tibere was arrested on suspicion of the murder of 35-year-old Krystian Debski in Soho Road yesterday morning (22 December).

“The 24-year-old from Smethwick has now been charged with the offence, and possession of a bladed article”, police revealed, “and will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (24 December).”

The suspect has also been charged with attempted murder after a woman in her 20s and a man in his 40s additionally sustained stab wounds during the incident.

The woman remains in a serious condition in hospital, while the man has since been discharged, according to police.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected and we’ll be offering as much support as we can during this distressing time,” the force stated.

35-year-old Krystian Debski was fatally stabbed in Soho Road Handsworth Birmingham on 22 December 2022WMP
35-year-old Krystian Debski was fatally stabbed in Soho Road, Handsworth

A tribute from Debski’s family said: “He was a loving partner, father, son, uncle and cousin who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.”

Police are urging anyone who was in the area and might have vital information to contact them.

“We’re keen to hear from anyone who was in the Soho Road area between 3-4am on Thursday and has not spoken to us already. You can contact us via Live Chat on our website and quote log 347 of 22 December.”

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