16-yr old boy arrested on suspicion of Birmingham murder

26 February 2019, 11:40 | Updated: 26 February 2019, 11:52


He was arrested on Monday night and remains in custody after a 17-year-old male was attacked in Norwood Road at about 2pm on Monday.

The victim is the third teenager to be fatally stabbed in the city in a fortnight.

Police have named the latest victim as Hazrat Umar, who died at the scene. 

Specialist officers are supporting his family, and a post-mortem examination is due to take place in due course.

 The latest offence occurred 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.