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Police vow to catch those behind death of 'beloved boy' Bailey Atkinson in Walsall town centre

Police leaders have vowed catching those responsible for the attack and killing of a 20-year-old man in Walsall is their "top priority" as investigations continue today.

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Bailey Atkinson was killed in Walsall on Saturday

Bailey Atkinson, from Bloxwich, was attacked by a group on High Street, near Asda, in the early hours of Saturday morning and died shortly afterwards.

The family of the 20-year-old described him as a "kind hearted and much loved son, brother and grandson" who will be missed "so much".

Meanwhile, police have vowed to work around the clock to arrest those behind his killing, with anyone with information urged to contact them.

Chief Superintendent Phil Dolby, of Walsall Police, said in a plea over the weekend: “This was senseless violence that has cost a man his life, and our top priority is catching those responsible.

“But we’re also very aware that people are worried by what’s happened and also feeling angry. I’d urge people to work with us as we investigate, and get in touch with any information.

“We’re committed to working with partners across the borough to ensure Walsall is a safe place, and I’ve been speaking to people in the community to reassure then of the steps we are taking to ensure that.”

People can contact the force via Live Chat at or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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