A teenager was stabbed to death last night in Britain’s latest knife crime tragedy.
The 18-year-old was knifed in the neck after a brawl erupted near a golf club by an alleyway in the Quinton area of Birmingham.
A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and more than 30 officers converged on the scene yesterday, along with forensics teams and paramedics.
Police vans parked in Quinton, Birmingham, today after a teenager was stabbed to death
The 18-year-old was knifed in the neck after a brawl erupted near a golf club by an alleyway
A blue tent was visible near Harborne golf club as scientific support units examined the body of the young man, said by eyewitnesses to be aged around 18.
One resident said: ‘It had just gone 7.15pm and a group of males started fighting. This kid was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene.
‘Suddenly there were police everywhere. A cordon was put up and people who live on Tennal Road were escorted into their homes.
‘They’ve put a tent up around where he was found. It’s horrendous. When will this kind of thing stop?’
More than 30 officers converged on the scene, along with forensics teams and paramedics
A blue tent was visible near Harborne golf club as scientific support units examined the body
Detective Inspector Michelle Allen, from the force’s homicide team, said: ‘A young man has sadly lost his life and we are keen to hear from anybody with information which can assist our enquiries.’
The stabbing was the second knife attack to hit the city in 24 hours.
A manhunt was launched earlier today for a knife thug who robbed and stabbed teenagers in a Birmingham snooker hall.
The two 18-year-old men were knifed last night by an attacker who stole cash then fled on foot from Big Shot Snooker Club in the Alum Rock area of the city.
The condition of the men was described as ‘not life threatening’.
The stabbing in Quinton was the second knife attack to hit the West Midlands city in 24 hours
And on Saturday, a boy aged just 12 was stabbed in the head in another violent knife crime attack in the city. The child was knifed in the head and leg in Great Barr.
Violent crime has rocked Birmingham in recent months, with three teenagers killed within ten days in February.
Hazrat Umar, 17, was killed in Bordesley Green on February 25, Abdullah Muhammad, 16, died in Small Heath on February 20, and Sidali Mohamed, 16, was stabbed outside a college in Highgate on February 15.
Days later, a man was left in critical condition after being attacked with a knife near the Mailbox in Birmingham city centre in the early hours of Sunday, February 17.
Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2199 of 24/4/19.