A man has appeared in court charged with murder following a stabbing in Rubery. Gary Martin Dienn, 25, of Bromford Drive, Washwood Heath, appeared before Redditch magistrates this morning and has been remanded in custody to appear at Worcester crown court on Thursday 31 March.

The victim, a man in his forties as yet unnamed by West Mercia Police, was discovered with a serious leg injury in a flat on Maple Road, Rubery at around 6pm on Friday 24th March. He was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died at around 7.30pm.

Two men were arrested shortly after the incident but only one has so far been charged.

Police have spoken to a number of witnesses but are appealing for anyone who saw or heard anything, or anyone else with information, to contact them on 0300 333 3000 or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

West Mercia Police had a lot to deal with on Friday as they also had to close the A38 through Rubery between 5.30 and 7.30pm, while they tried to talk down a man with a rope tied around his neck on the bridge at Callowbridge Road.

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