8 July 2017, 10:40
Police in Birmingham have started a murder investigation after two men were stabbed outside a pub in Digbeth this morning and one of them died.
The stabbings took place at around 4.30am on Saturday 8 July at the Forge Tavern in Great Barr Street. They were both taken to hospital.
Forensic officers are carrying out enquiries there.
A post mortem examination will take place in the next few days.
Defective Inspector Harry Harrison from the force’s homicide team said: "The investigation is in the very early stages. We know the incident started inside the Forge Tavern and the two men were then attacked outside. Both were driven to hospital, where one man unfortunately died from his injuries, despite the best efforts of the emergency services.
"A murder investigation has been launched and I am appealing for anyone who may have been at the Forge Tavern last night or early this morning and who may have seen what happened leading up to the attack to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."