West Midlands Police has released an update on the investigation into teenage stabbing incident, stating that a murder investigation is now underway.
The incident occurred in Birmingham city centre, where a 17-year-old boy was tragically stabbed yesterday 20th Jan at 15:30 GMT.
According to the statement, the police were called to Victoria Square and found the boy seriously injured. Despite being rushed to the hospital, he unfortunately passed away.
The police express their condolences to the family and assure them of their support during this devastating time.
Although the cordon at the murder scene has been lifted, the police are actively reviewing CCTV footage and conducting other inquiries to determine the responsible party. Shoppers and workers in Birmingham city centre have been advised to expect an increased police presence as the investigation continues.