A TEENAGER has been stabbed to death in Britain’s latest knife crime tragedy.
The 18-year-old was knifed in the neck after a brawl erupted near a Birmingham golf club.
A major police incident was triggered following the stabbing by an alleyway in Tennal Road, in the Quinton area of the city.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
More than 30 officers converged on the scene, along with forensics teams and paramedics.
A blue tent was tonight visible near Harborne golf club as scientific support units examined the body of the young man, said by eyewitnesses to be around 18 years old.
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.
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?”
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 is the second knife attack to hit the city in the past 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”.
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And on Saturday, a boy aged just 12 was stabbed in the head in another violent knife crime attack in the city.
The lad was knifed in the head and leg in Great Barr.
Violent crime has rocked Birmingham in recent months, with three teenagers killed within 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.
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