Police name man stabbed in Birmingham violence

A man who died after being stabbed during a violent disorder in Birmingham has been formally named as 28-year-old Ikram Ullah Khan.

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Mr Khan, known locally as Ikram Elahi, died of a stab wound to the neck after the violence erupted in Sparkbrook on Wednesday.

The disturbance left another man, aged 22, with a gunshot wound and a third, aged 25, with knife injuries. He remains in critical condition.

Police said a further six men had been arrested this afternoon as part of the investigation.

Four men, aged 30, 31, 32 and 34, all from Birmingham, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently being questioned by detectives at police stations across the region.

Two other men, also from Birmingham, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

The men, aged 22 and 25, are under arrest but are currently receiving medical attention and will be questioned once declared medically fit.

Police said the arrests brought the total currently detained in connection with the disorder up to ten.

Four men, aged between 24 and 27, arrested on suspicion of murder late on Thursday remain in custody.

A major police investigation was launched on Wednesday evening after a fight between two groups of men.

It was initially believed Mr Khan had been shot in the neck but a post mortem revealed the cause of death to be a stab wound.

The 22-year-old’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police re-opened Grantham Road and Farm Road on Friday night although said investigations were still ongoing.