Wreath laying ceremony and solidarity event planned after fatal stabbing in Kings Heath
A wreath laying ceremony is planned for tomorrow (29 April) following the fatal stabbing of a man in the Kings Heath area of Birmingham on Wednesday.
The victim was stabbed near the junction of Kings Heath High Street and Queensbridge Road, just before 2:25am on 26 April.
Despite the best efforts of emergency services the 33-year-old man sadly died of his injuries and a murder investigation was launched by police which resulted in a man and a woman being arrested on suspicion of murder.
The local community is still reeling from the shocking attack against an elderly Muslim man who was on his way home from prayers at his local mosque during Ramadan when he was set upon by racist thugs.
A local resident has organised a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday for the man who died on Wednesday.
Speaking to I Am Birmingham about the solidarity event, Mukhtar Dar said: “Although the circumstances surrounding the fatal stabbing of a 33-year-old man in Kings Heath High Street early on Wednesday morning are not yet clear, the local community is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life.
“This incident comes on the heels of a brutal assault on a 73-year-old Muslim man in the same area, further underscoring the need for unity and solidarity in the face of violence.
“In response, Kings Heath United Against Racism has organized a wreath-laying ceremony and a one-minute silence at the entrance of Highbury Park this Saturday.”
“We encourage everyone to attend and show support for a strong and diverse Kings Heath community that stands united against all forms of violence, regardless of race, gender, or religion.
“Together, we can send a powerful message of solidarity and strength.”
The Wreath Laying Ceremony and Minute Silence ceremony takes place on Saturday 29 May between 1pm – 2pm, at Highbury Park Entrance in Kings Heath.