Murder arrest as man stabbed to death in Great Barr street
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death on a Great Barr street.
The 30-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene after being stabbed in Cardington Avenue at around 9pm on Sunday.
A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and remained in custody on Monday morning, West Midlands Police said.
Detectives believe the same people may have also been involved in an earlier incident three miles away on Newbury Road in Birmingham.
DI Jim Colclough, from the force CID team, said: “We’d like to hear from anyone who has any information on what happened last night that led to a young man losing his life.
“We understand there may have been an incident earlier on in the evening on Newbury Road near to Alma Street involving the same people and we’d like to speak to anyone who noticed anything suspicious or who has any dash-cam footage of a fight.”
Two ambulances and a trauma team were sent to the scene but the man could not be saved, the ambulance service said.
Police officers cordoned off Cardington Avenue and placed forensic tents in the residential street next to the M6.
Murray MacGregor, spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: "We were called to reports of a stabbing on Cardington Avenue in Great Barr and just after 9pm on Sunday evening.
"Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and the MERIT trauma team including two doctors and a critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.
"Unfortunately, despite advanced care, it was not possible to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene."
Meanwhile in a separate incident in Walsall a woman was left seriously injured after being attacked with a knife on Sunday evening.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.
Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime number 20BW/143529D/20.
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