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13 July 2019, 08:20
A murder investigation is under way after a man was fatally stabbed in Sparkhill.
Officers were called to Baker Street after a man in his 30s was found with serious injuries at around 11.20pm on Friday (12th July).
He was confirmed dead at the scene soon afterwards, and a post mortem will take place in due course.
A police cordon is currently in place in Baker Street and also onto the main Warwick Road, between Albion Road and Medlicott Road, to enable enquiries to be carried out.
These restrictions are likely to remain in place throughout the morning.
Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from the force's homicide team, said: "A man has sadly lost his life and we're working to establish the circumstances around his death.
"He was discovered in the street with serious injuries and we’re particularly keen to gather information about a car which fled from the area.
"At this stage we believe this may have been a targeted attack and we're keen to hear from anyone with information which can assist our enquiries."
The force says it's determined to tackle knife crime across the region and recently launched the long-term Project Guardian with an aim of reducing violence.