Teenager arrested in connection with murder of 16-year-old

A suspect has been arrested by police investigating the stabbing murder of a 16-year-old boy in Birmingham.

The 19-year-old man from Walsall is being questioned on suspicion of murdering Abdullah Muhammad, West Midlands Police said.

The victim died at the scene after being stabbed in Herbert Road, Small Heath, at around 8pm on Wednesday February 20.

He was the second of three teenagers to die after separate stabbings in Birmingham within a two-week period.

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from West Midlands Police’s homicide team, said: “This arrest is a significant step forward in our investigation and we’re doing all we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“My thought remains with Abdullah’s family who are devastated by his tragic and untimely death.

“They have been kept fully updated with this development.

“We need answers for Abdullah’s family, friends and the wider community who are saddened and shocked at the loss of another young life.

“I continue to appeal to anyone who has any information and has not yet come forward to contact us at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101.

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