Police detectives have arrested two people following the murder of a teenager in Birmingham city centre.

Muhammad Hassam Ali was found seriously injured at just before 3.30pm on Saturday 20 January.

The 17-year-old was rushed to hospital but sadly later died.

According to West Midlands Police, two boys, both aged 15, have this morning (23 January) been arrested on suspicion of murder and will be questioned by detectives.

Muhammad Hassam Ali, 17, died from his injuries after he was stabbed in Victoria Square, Birmingham on 20 JanuaryWMP
Muhammad Hassam Ali, 17, died from his injuries after he was stabbed in Victoria Square, Birmingham on 20 January

“Our investigation is ongoing as we continue to analyse CCTV and examine forensic opportunities,” a police statement read.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, from the Homicide unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the friends and family of Muhammad who continue to receive support from us at this devastating time.

“The arrests are a significant update in this investigation, and we hope this provides some reassurance to people in Birmingham.

The teenager was stabbed to death in Victoria Square in BirminghamGoogle Maps
The teenager was stabbed to death in Victoria Square in Birmingham

“We are still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area on Saturday just before 3.30pm and would urge anyone with information to get in touch.

“A visible police presence will remain in the city centre today to help reassure the public and we will be patrolling the area and speaking to people. Please talk to them if you have any concerns.”

Police are urging anybody who may have useful information to contact them via Live Chat on their website, or by calling 101, and quoting log 2619 of 20/1/24.

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