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Police name teen who died after Victoria square stabbing as Muhammad Hassam Ali, 17,

West Midlands Police are seeking information regarding the tragic death of Muhammad Hassam Ali, a 17-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Victoria Square, Birmingham on January 20th.

His family, with the support of authorities, has released a photo of their beloved son and kindly requested privacy during this difficult time. The police are diligently reviewing CCTV footage and conducting additional inquiries to establish the identity of Muhammad's killer. This incident is not believed to be gang-related, but rather a case of mistaken identity.

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, from the homicide team, emphasises the importance of motive determination and urges anyone who was in the area just before 3:30 pm on the day of the incident to come forward with any information or evidence, including photos or videos that could aid in identifying those responsible.

Whether you were passing through the area or a visitor capturing images near the Council House's River statue, your help could be crucial to this investigation. To support their efforts, please contact the police through the Live Chat on their website or by calling 101, and reference log 2619 of 20/1/24.

Additionally, the Major Incident Public Portal has been activated, allowing the submission of any photos or videos related to the incident. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

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