West Midlands Police have confirmed this morning that Kyle Sheehan, the 16 year old stabbed in Jiggins Lane, Bartley Green last week died yesterday from his injuries.

A Facebook page was set up yesterday called RIP Kyle Sheehan and friends and strangers alike left messages expressing condolence.

Kyle, also known as Shamz and Ess-Haych, seems to have been a well liked and popular young man in the area, well known for his rapping.

West Midlands Police have now launched a murder investigation to find those responsible for Kyle Sheehan’s death and police are urging anyone with information to come forward.

The 16-year-old was stabbed in the leg during disorder on Jiggins Lane at around 10.15pm on Friday 21 September.

He was rushed to hospital and was treated in intensive care for life-threatening injuries, but despite the best efforts of medical staff the teenager lost his fight for life last night (Friday).

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, is leading the murder inquiry. He said this morning: “It is tragic that a lad so young has lost his life in such a violent and distressing way.

“He leaves behind a family and many friends who are distraught and struggling to come to terms with what has happened.

“We know many people were in the area and would have seen what went on that night, but many are still yet to come forward to share their information with police.

“We now directly appeal to you to speak to us and help us find those people responsible for killing Kyle.”

Three men, aged 16, 18 and 29, were arrested yesterday on suspicion of wounding, and were last night released on police bail.

Last night detectives arrested a fourth local man, aged 23, on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody this morning.

Anyone with any information should phone police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

Please note, that there are a range of measures which police can use to support witnesses. Follow this link for more information.

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