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Sparkbrook murder: What we know so far after a man is stabbed to death on the street – Birmingham Live

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A 37-year-old man has been stabbed to death and four others injured after disorder broke out in Wilton Road, Sparkhill, last night.

The victim was said to be lying in the street with serious injuries and despite the best efforts of emergency services, he was pronounced dead.

Another man, aged 35, was found in the property with serious stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The three other men, two in their 30s and one in their 40s, suffered injuries which were not serious.

Forensic officers at house in Wilton Road, Sparkhill

Has anyone been arrested ?

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and he is due to questioned.

What have residents said ?

One man, in his 30s, who went to the man as he lay dying. He said:”It’s crazy. I was on ladypool road and I got a phone call from home saying there’s been some sort of disturbance.

“By the time I got here, there was already a couple of people holding the lad, pressing down on his wounds.

“It was horrible. I looked at him and someone told him to recite his prayers.

“You wouldn’t expect it to happen on the road and the way it happened – it was like a movie.”

Others woke up to find the road crawling with police, paramedics and a crowd.

What have West Midlands Police said ?

 “Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was fatally stabbed and four others were injured in Sparkhill last night (Friday 23 August).

“Officers were called to reports of disorder involving men understood to be known to each other at an address in Wilton Road at just after 10.40pm.

“A 37-year-old man was discovered in the street with serious injuries and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“A post mortem will take place in due course.

 

Watch how the emergency services swooped on Wilton Road after fatal disorder broke out

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“Another man, aged 35, was found in the property with serious stab wounds and remains in a critical condition in hospital.

“The three other men, two in their 30s and one in their 40s, suffered injuries which were not serious.

“A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and will be questioned in due course. A scene is currently in place in Wilton Road as enquiries continue to be carried out.

What is the scene like today? 

Wilton Road is currently cordoned off from Stoney Lane to the junction of Hendon Road as enquiries continue to be carried out.

A blue tent has been set up outside a terraced house and detectives have been arriving throughout the day.

Residents are being escorted to their homes but cars are not being allowed through.

A coroners car was seen pulling up around 11am.

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