Man arrested on suspicion of Small Heath murder

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of murder after another man was fatally stabbed in the head in Small Heath on Saturday (3 November).

The 41-year-old victim was taken to hospital at around 5.10am following an attack in Coventry Road. He had sustained serious head injuries and sadly passed away in hospital.

Sunday night (4 November), a 41-year-old man handed himself in at a police station and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody today to be questioned over his involvement in the fatal attack. Meanwhile officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone else with information to come forward.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from West Midlands Police’s homicide team, said: “A man has tragically lost his life and we are still in the process of establishing what led to him sustaining these fatal injuries.

“The arrest is good progress, but we are following a number of lines of enquiry and I would urge anyone who can assist us to get in touch as soon as possible.

“Our thoughts remain with his family at what is a deeply distressing time and we are offering them all the support we can.”

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call DI Hines via 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 474 of 3/11/18.

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