A 16 year old lad has today (Friday 7th July) been charged with the murder of stabbing victim Alex Leonard.

Alex, 22, from Bartley Green, sadly died as the result of a single stab wound to the chest after an incident in Woodgate Gardens on Monday (3rd July).

The teenager, also from Bartley Green, is set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates tomorrow.

Two men – aged 18 and 21 years – who were previously arrested have been released with no charge.


Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield said: “Our investigations continue and I’d urge anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or has information they think could help the enquiry, to get in touch if they have not yet spoken to the police.”

Information can be given on 101 ext 863 3039 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Alex’s family and friends have launched crowdfund appeals to assist with his funeral costs. 

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