Man, 20, stabbed to death at Smethwick shopping centre

The victim died at the scene

Monday, April 27, 2020

A 20-year-old man has been stabbed to death at a shopping centre just outside of Birmingham, West Midlands Police have said.

Officers were called at around 4.40pm on Sunday April 26 after the man was found with serious injuries at Smethwick’s West Cross Shopping Centre on Mallin Street

The victim suffered knife injuries and died before he could be taken on board the air ambulance which had been called to the scene.

A murder investigation has been launched and homicide unit detectives are at the scene carrying out inquiries.

Footage of what appears to be the incident shows a man collapse to the floor after being struck in the chest.

Detective Inspector Laura Harrison said: “Our thoughts go out to the family of the young man who has lost his life and we're working to establish the circumstances around his death.

“I am aware of mobile footage circulating on social media and would urge people to please not share this and instead to get in touch with my team. This can be extremely distressing for family and friends.

“However if you do have any information, mobile phone footage or dash-cam footage, we’d urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible as this could assist us as our investigations continue.”

Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 2681 26/4.

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