West Midlands Police have charged a boy, 15, with murder after a teenager was stabbed in Birmingham city centre.

The boy has now been charged with the murder of 17-year-old Muhammad Hassam Ali.

Ali was found seriously injured just before 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon. He was rushed to hospital but sadly later died.

The charged boy will appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday 25 January).

A second boy, also aged 15 has been released on police bail with strict conditions.

The police investigation is ongoing as investigating officers continue to analyse CCTV and examine forensic opportunities.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, from the Homicide unit, said: “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Muhammad.

“We have now charged a boy over Muhammad’s death but our enquiries continue. 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.”

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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