An urgent search is under way for three people who left a murder scene in a taxi after a man was knifed to death in Birmingham.
The man was discovered fatally wounded at around 7am today on Cooksey Lane, Kingstanding.
West Midlands Police said they are keen to speak to two men and a woman who could hold vital information concerning the man’s death.
Police have launched a murder inquiry after a man in his 30’s was stabbed to death at 7am today on Cooksey Lane, Kingstanding, Birmingham
A short time after the stabbing a 37-year-old man was arrested from an address in Hamstead, Birmingham on suspicion of murder.
The victim, a man believed to be in his thirties and known to the arrested suspect, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene.
A blue tent has been set up and detectives are conducting urgent CCTV and forensic enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident.
Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from the homicide unit leading the enquiry, said: ‘We are in the very early stages of our investigation and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch with us.
The suspect is known to the victim and has been taken into custody where he will be questioned in due course
‘We already have some people helping us with our enquiries but I believe others have left the scene who may be witnesses.
‘I am particularly keen to trace three people, two men and a woman, who left in a taxi and I would ask them to make contact with us as soon as possible as they may have information which could help our investigation.
‘Another life tragically lost to knife crime is another one too many and we are doing all we can to find out what happened this morning.’
The area in Cooksey Lane has been cordoned off and detectives are conducting urgent CCTV and forensic enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident