West Midlands Police investigating the murder of 18 year old Sherriff Mbye on Friday (17th April) have released CCTV images in the hope of locating potential key witnesses.
Sherriff died in hospital two hours after sustaining multiple stab wounds. The incident took place at around 5pm near KFC on Bristol Road South. A second man, 19, remains in hospital in a critical condition after also sustaining stab wounds.
[Update] From West Midlands Police: “Two men have been charged with murdering Birmingham teenager Sheriff Mbye. Rakeem Riley (18) of no fixed address was arrested by detectives on Friday night – just three hours after the fatal stabbing – while 21-year-old Omar Robinson was detained from his home address in Rann Close, Ladywood, yesterday morning.”
Police are keen to speak to witnesses to the incident.
They are seeking a woman pushing a pushchair who was passing around the time of the attack and appeared distressed by what she saw.
They also want to speak to the occupants of a blue Fiat Punto, which has a large sticker or item placed in the bottom right corner of the rear window.
Detectives stress that they wish to speak to these people as witnesses of, not in connection with, the incident.
Detective Inspector Jim Munro is leading the inquiry into Sheriff’s death. He said: “These people are purely witnesses. They will have seen some or all of the incident as it happened and are likely to have vital information about those involved.
“We urge them to come forward as soon as possible and they can speak to us in confidence. The information they provide could prove crucial to our enquiries.”
If this is you or may be someone you know, or you were witness to the incident itself or events before or after, please contact CID at Harborne by calling 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
DI Munro added: “Our investigation is moving swiftly and we have received immense support from the public, however I would still ask anyone who witnessed the attack on Sheriff, and hasn’t spoken to police, to come forward.
“I would like to reassure the community that we are building a very clear picture of what happened on Friday evening and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with Sheriff Mybe’s murder.
“Our thoughts remain with his family as they continue to come to terms with his death.”