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Neighbours in shock over fatal Dudley street stabbing

By Jamie Brassington | Dudley | Crime | Published:

Neighbours have spoken of their shock after a young man was stabbed to death in Dudley.

Forensics were sent to the scene. Image: @SnapperSK

Residents living on the Russells Hall estate by Spring Meadow Pool recalled hearing "screams" before police arrived on Monday night.

Emergency services, who were called to that road, found a 19-year-old man with a stab wound to his neck and he died at the scene.

The incident has been described as shocking by residents but one that is unusual for the neighbourhood, which features new-build houses.

Rebecca Borne, 26, told the Express & Star: "I heard a woman screaming before it all happened.

"She was quite loud and shouting all sorts of things like swear words. The next thing I knew is that the police attended.

"I am shocked by this incident as this is a quiet neighbourhood. But I know it is getting bad everywhere."

The police cordon remains in place at the scene where the teenager was found fatally injured

A man, who wished to remain anonymous, said: "This is not normal for this neighbourhood. I heard screaming but I thought nothing of the incident until police arrived. There is normally people hanging around this estate."

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A woman, who also wished to remain anonymous, added: "It is quite a shock to everyone to be fair. You don't hear about this that much around here."

Asked if this type of incident was normal for the Russells Hall estate, local ward councillor Cathryn Bayton said: "Absolutely not. It is obviously very shocking for everybody.

"Our thoughts are obviously with the family and friends of the deceased.

"We have issued messages to community groups in Russells Hall to assure them we are working with police, and that their neighbourhood is a safe place to be."

She added anyone with concerns are asked to contact their local St James's ward councillors.

Three people, including two teenagers, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the stabbing. They were in custody yesterday.

Jamie Brassington

By Jamie Brassington
Senior Multi-Media Journalist - @JamieB_Star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star. Contact me at jamie.brassington@expressandstar.co.uk.

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