Boy charged with stabbing teenager to death in Birmingham
A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder after a teenager was fatally stabbed in the street.
Hazrat Umar, 18, died of his injuries at the scene in Norwood Road in Bordesley Green, Birmingham, on Monday.
He was the third teenager to die in a stabbing in the city in 12 days.
Following Umar’s death, a teenager was arrested and has now been charged, West Midlands Police said.
He is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.
The victim’s family said: “Hazrat Umar was so very loved by all his family, especially his parents.
“They were overjoyed with the birth of their precious son after over 20 years.
“The emptiness we feel after losing Hazrat can’t be described.
“Nobody deserves to have their life ended this way.
“Hazrat brought warmth, kindness and love to all his family and friends.
“Nothing can take away the pain of his untimely and tragic departure.”
Friends paid tribute to the victim, calling him “a really nice kid” and “a lovely guy”.
One said Hazrat “wasn’t even a trouble maker – there was no beef for someone to stab him”.
His death came five days after 16-year-old Abdullah Muhammad was discovered fatally wounded near a park in Small Heath.
Another teenager, Sidali Mohamed, also 16, died in hospital on February 15 after being attacked outside a college in Balsall Heath.
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen from West Midlands Police’s homicide department said “This is a tragic loss of the life of a popular local young man.
“We continue to support Hazrat’s family and this very sad time. I appeal to anyone who has any information and has not yet come forward to contact us at the earliest opportunity.”