Second murder arrest after teen stabbed to death in Sutton Coldfield

20 May 2018, 20:26

A second man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death outside a McDonald's in Sutton Coldfield.

Ozell Pemberton, 16, died at the scene after being attacked in Lower Parade at roughly 3.30pm on Thursday 17 May.

Paramedics carried out advanced life support but were unable to save the teenager who had suffered a stab wound to the chest.

A 21-year-old man from Erdington, Birmingham, is the second suspect to be arrested after he was held by officers on Saturday night.

A 17-year-old man from Lozells, Birmingham, was charged on Sunday after handing himself in on Friday. He will appear before magistrates on Monday.

West Midlands Police believe another two people were involved in the killing.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for his funeral and to support his family.

The page had raised £1,392 of its £10,000 target by Sunday.

A statement on the fundraising page reads: "We are raising money for our beloved Ozell who tragically lost his life on 17 May 2018.

"Our aim is to fund the funeral and any further support his immediate family may need in the next few months after this devastatingly senseless crime.

"A lot of people will know Ozell as a fun-loving and caring boy.

"His family are so appreciative for all the support, flowers and condolences to date."

Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster said: "Our investigation is progressing at speed, we have seized and are examining many hours of CCTV footage and the scene of the stabbing has been forensically examined.

"Clearly the arrests are a significant step forward in our investigation but we now believe another two people were involved.

"I would ask them to do the right thing, and hand themselves in to police.

"It is only a matter of time before we come knocking at your door.

"We know several people were seen fleeing the area after the disorder and are still appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch."

Mr Foster added: "If anyone has photos or mobile phone footage of the incident they may have captured vital evidence so I'd urge them to contact us."