Detectives investigating the murder of 18 year old Sherriff Mbye have arrested a second man this morning. They are also keen to speak to witnesses, including a young woman pushing a pram who was at the scene at the time of the incident on Friday.
Sherriff, 18, died in hospital after he received multiple stab wounds in an incident outside KFC in Northfield, which also left a 19 year old man critically ill in hospital. A post mortem has confirmed that Sherriff died from knife injuries.
An 18-year-old Birmingham man was arrested from his home address this morning (Sunday 19 April) on suspicion of murder. Meanwhile the court has granted police further time to question another 18-year-old arrested on Friday.
Bristol Road South has now been re-opened for public access, however a scene is being preserved at the barber shop where the 19-year-old was given assistance until emergency services arrived.
Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from Force CID, said: “Our investigation is moving swiftly and we have received immense support from the public, however I would still ask anyone who witnessed the incident and hasn’t spoken to police to come forward.
“In particular I would like to speak to a young woman who was nearby pushing a pram as the incident happened and was clearly distressed by what she saw.
“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.”
Forensic examinations continue on the white Audi recovered from Ladywood which was used to take Sheriff to hospital and a trawl of CCTV from the area is providing vital evidence.
Det Insp Harrison and the investigation team can be contacted on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.