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Fatal stabbing in Birmingham may have been targeted – police

Officers were called on Friday night after a man in his 30s was discovered with serious injuries.

Police on Baker Street in Sparkhill, Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)
Police on Baker Street in Sparkhill, Birmingham (Jacob King/PA)

A man has been stabbed to death in what may have been a targeted attack.

Police were called after a man in his 30s was discovered with serious injuries in Baker Street in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham at around 11.20pm on Friday.

The man was confirmed dead at the scene soon afterwards, West Midlands Police said.

A police cordon is currently in place in Baker Street and also onto the main Warwick Road, between Albion Road and Medlicott Road, to enable inquiries to be carried out.

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Police at the scene (Jacob King/PA)

Police said these restrictions are likely to remain in place throughout the morning.

Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield, from the force’s homicide team, said: “A man has sadly lost his life and we’re working to establish the circumstances around his death.

“He was discovered in the street with serious injuries and we’re particularly keen to gather information about a car which fled from the area.

“At this stage we believe this may have been a targeted attack and we’re keen to hear from anyone with information which can assist our inquiries.”

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