Boy, 17, in court over Ozell Pemberton death in stab attack

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A teenager has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 16-year-old boy who was found stabbed in the street.

Ozell Pemberton, 16, who was found stabbed in the street and confirmed dead at the scene in Sutton Coldfield

Ozell Pemberton was confirmed dead at the scene in Sutton Coldfield after the incident at about 3.30pm on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination said he died from a single stab wound to the chest.

Today a 17-year-old youth spoke only to confirm his address, date of birth and nationality during a four-minute hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.

The defendant, dressed in jeans and a T-shirt, was accompanied in court by two dock officers and was remanded into custody to appear at the city's crown court on Tuesday.

Ozell's parents said in a statement: "Our special boy, Ozell, was one of a kind. A loving, respectful, funny, bubbly and courageous boy who always saw the bright side of life.

"He had a strong head on him and was wise beyond his years. He was independent and wanted to make his own way in life."

On Saturday night, a 21-year-old from Erdington, Birmingham, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A third man, a 17-year-old from Kingstanding, was arrested on Sunday.

Both remain in custody as the West Midlands Police investigation continues.

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