West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed in the chest in Bartley Green last night (Monday 3rd July).

Two ambulances from West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to Woodgate Gardens at just before 11pm where they found a man, in his 20s, in a serious condition with a single stab wound to the chest. 

The man was transported to hospital in a critical condition where he sadly died soon after.

Ambulance crews were called to an address in nearby Allwood Gardens shortly after, to reports of a further stab injury.

A spokesman for the service said: “Crews treated a teenage male for a stabbing injury to his hand. Following treatment at the scene, he was transported to hospital.”

West Midlands Police confirmed that a boy (16) is in custody, after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Forensic investigators are still at the scene and officers are checking local CCTV images.

Movement around Woodgate and Allwood Gardens is restricted due to the crime scenes and a section of Lye Avenue is currently impassable.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield said: “We are at the very early stages of this investigation and are trying to piece together the exact details of what took place.

“Officers will be in the area today and I am appealing to anyone who has witnessed anything or has any information they believe could assist the investigation to approach an officer at the scene or to contact us on 101.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 ext 863 3039. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org  

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