Murder investigation as man stabbed to death in Dudley
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Brierley Hill during the early hours of yesterday morning.
The fatal stabbing was the second to rock the Black Country in just 24 hours.
Police were alerted by ambulance colleagues who were treating a man who had been stabbed on a car park on Engine Lane around 1am on Saturday.
The man, who is in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Three men, aged 30, 27 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody for questioning.
A cordon remains in place and house to house enquiries are continuing.
Detective Chief Inspector Edward Foster, from Force CID, said: "We are working to establish the circumstances around the sad death of this man. We have specialist officers supporting his family at this extremely painful and difficult time.
"Knife crime ruins lives and devastates families. We are determined to bring anyone who thinks it is acceptable to carry and use one to justice, but we need your help, so I would urge anyone who saw this, or has any other information which can assist our investigation to contact us as soon as possible quoting log number 145 of 13 October."
MP for Dudley South Mike Wood said in response to the latest incident: "Obviously we need to do everything we can to get these horrible, lethal weapons off our streets and make sure anyone carrying them receives the punishment they deserve.
"On Monday we will be voting on the next steps of the Offensive Weapons Bill, which will further restrict our access to knives and offensive weapons but we always need to be looking at what more can be done to keep our streets safer.
"We need to make sure people recognise that if they carry a knife they are more likely to use it, and more likely to be a victim.
"Leave the knives in the kitchen where they belong; if you don't you can expect a lengthy jail sentence."
Anyone with information can contact police via 101.