Aldridge stabbing: Murder probe launched as man dies on High Street
A murder probe has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in the centre of Aldridge.
Paramedics were sent to Aldridge High Street shortly before midnight on Friday, but a 26-year-old man was confirmed dead at the scene.
Police are unsure of the motive behind the attack and no arrests have been made.
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Forensic tents were put up outside the Glitters shop on the High Street, which was cordoned off along with The Croft park nearby.
Jacquee Moseley, who lives near Aldridge Croft, said she feared the worse when she heard police sirens at 11pm on Friday.
She said: "There were lots of police and ambulance sirens. I was about to go to bed but these alarms keep going on. I knew it was something bad.
"I've lived here all my life and it's a lovely area it just seems recently that we've had some spate of crimes."
Majorie Downing, 79, added: "I was coming out to do shopping earlier to miss the rush and then police were everywhere and had blocked off the street.
"A private ambulance came and took someone away. When I heard that a young man had died I thought how terrible."
Detectives have been trawling CCTV from the area while forensic teams examined the scene.
On Saturday morning officers were stationed around The Croft preventing people from entering the grassy parkland, where a children's playground 30 metres from the forensic tents was also off limits.
Detective Inspector Jim Munro, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “At present there is no clear motive for this attack and I would ask anyone who witnessed or has any information about what happened to come forward as a matter of urgency.
“A young man has lost his life in brutal circumstances and someone will have knowledge of who has done this.”
Information can be given on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Reporter Clare Butler was on the scene:
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