Erdington stabbing: Murder arrest made after man is knifed in city street

An 18-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death on Monday.

The scene in Chudleigh Road after the man was taken to hospital. Photo: SnapperSK
The scene in Chudleigh Road after the man was taken to hospital. Photo: SnapperSK

The 25-year-old victim was knifed in Chudleigh Road, in the Erdington area of Birmingham, at around 4pm on Monday.

After being given CPR by a bystander and advanced trauma care at the side of the road by medics he was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham by ambulance, where he died soon after arrival.

Police have now launched a murder investigation, and arrested an 18-year-old man. He is currently in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector Wes Martin, from West Midlands Police's homicide unit, said: "A young man has tragically lost his life and we're doing all we can to support his family at this awful time.

Police have remained at the scene on Monday morning while they investigate

"We've made some quick progress by arresting a suspect on suspicion of murder. However, we remain keen to hear from anyone who may have information. Anyone who may be able to help us needs to contact us.

"We're reviewing all CCTV possibilities and we're asking people in the area to check any dashcam or doorbell footage which can help us fully establish what has happened during this terrible incident."

Photos from the scene on Monday night show a blue forensics tent over the scene where the man was first treated for his injuries, and another tent covering a silver Ford Focus nearby, as police investigators examined the scene.

A cordon remains in place near the junction of Reservoir Road this morning while detectives investigate what happened and why.

Police were called at around 4pm on Monday. Photo: SnapperSK

A spokesman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said medics were called at 4.20pm to reports of a stabbing.

"We sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer, the West Midlands CARE Team and two Midlands Air Ambulance critical care cars with two critical care paramedics and two BASICS doctors onboard," he said.

Police also put a blue tent over a silver Ford Focus parked in the road. Photo: SnapperSK

"On arrival, crews found a young male in a critical condition with bystander CPR already in progress.

"Crews took over and administered advanced trauma care at the scene and continued treatment en-route to hospital with a critical care paramedic travelling onboard."

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