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30 May 2018, 15:47
It happened in the Merry Hill area of the city last night
A murder investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old boy died in a stabbing in Wolverhampton last night (Tuesday 29th May).
Officers were called to Langley Road, Merry Hill, just after 11pm following reports of disorder involving a group of youths.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said:
“Crews arrived to find a 15-year-old boy with serious injuries. The team of ambulance staff worked quickly to begin administering advanced life support to him at the scene and this continued as he was transferred to New Cross Hospital.
“Sadly, shortly after arrival at hospital it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed deceased.”
Part of Langley Road has been cordoned off while investigations are carried out and door to door enquiries are taking place.
Police have cordoned off part of Langley Road in #Wolverhampton whilst a forensic team collect evidence for a murder investigation— West Mids News (@HeartWMidsNews) May 30, 2018
A 15yo boy was stabbed to death here last night #HeartNews pic.twitter.com/r0jQO106l4
Officers are also viewing CCTV in the area as they seek to establish who was responsible for the knife attack.
Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mallett, from Force CID, said:
"A young boy has tragically been killed and we are determined to find out why this has happened.
"We are talking about the terrible loss of a 15-year-old boy, someone who had their life to live, and we will be working round the clock to find who was responsible.
"We are following a number of active lines of enquiry and would urge anyone with information which could assist our enquiries to call us as soon as possible."
Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir has released further statement: