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Man, 20, charged with murder over Lower Gornal stabbing

By Harry Leather | Dudley | Crime | Published: | Last Updated:

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder over the fatal stabbing in Dudley this week.

Police at the scene of the stabbing in Central Drive, Lower Gornal

Nabeel Choudhary, from Hope Street, West Bromwich, was charged on Friday evening after he was arrested on Wednesday.

He is accused of stabbing to death 34-year-old father-of-four Yasir Hussain from Nelson in Lancashire.

Choudhary is also charged with possession of an imitation firearm with criminal intent.

Yasir Hussain has been named locally as the murder victim

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the attack in Central Drive, Lower Gornal, at around 9.40pm on Tuesday.

The stabbing happened shortly after a Transit van and Ford Fiesta crashed into a nearby Chinese takeaway.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from West Midlands Police’s Homicide Team, said: "This is such a tragic waste of a life.

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"My thoughts remain with the victim’s family who have been kept fully updated with this development."

Choudhary is set to appear at Walsall Magistrates Court on Saturday.

Three people arrested on suspicion of murder on Tuesday night were released pending further investigation.

Meanwhile armed police were patrolling Dudley on Friday evening in response to a recent spate of violence.

Section 60 powers, allowing police to stop and search people without 'reasonable grounds', were also in force in several parts of the borough.

Harry Leather

By Harry Leather
Digital Journalist - @hleather_star

Digital journalist covering breaking news across the region from the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton.

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