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Police name boy who became second teenager killed in Birmingham in a week

Abdullah Muhammad was stabbed to death in the Small Heath area of Birmingham on Wednesday.

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Police activity near Herbert Road, in Small Heath, Birmingham, where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death Wednesday evening.

Police activity near Herbert Road, in Small Heath, Birmingham, where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death Wednesday evening.

Police activity near Herbert Road, in Small Heath, Birmingham, where a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death Wednesday evening.

A teenager who became the second boy to be stabbed to death in Birmingham in a week has been named by police.

Abdullah Muhammad was discovered fatally wounded near a park in the Small Heath area of the city at about 8pm on Wednesday, West Midlands Police said.

The 16-year-old is the second teenager to be stabbed to death in the city, and the third knife victim in the force area this month, after a man was killed in Coventry on February 10.

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Abdullah Muhammad, 16, was killed in the Small Heath area of Birmingham on Wednesday (West Midlands Police/PA)

Abdullah Muhammad, 16, was killed in the Small Heath area of Birmingham on Wednesday (West Midlands Police/PA)

Abdullah Muhammad, 16, was killed in the Small Heath area of Birmingham on Wednesday (West Midlands Police/PA)

In the latest attack – which happened just yards from a primary school, a mosque and an NHS community health centre – a 15-year-old boy was also assaulted, suffering minor injuries.

A week before the incident, 16-year-old student Sidali Mohamed was stabbed a few minutes’ drive away from the scene – outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath.

His life support machine was turned off on February 15, with a 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the death.

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16-year-old Sidali Mohamed who was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath (West Midlands Police/PA)

16-year-old Sidali Mohamed who was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath (West Midlands Police/PA)

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16-year-old Sidali Mohamed who was stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Balsall Heath (West Midlands Police/PA)

Following Mr Muhammad’s death, Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe said: “We’ll be leaving no stone unturned to find those responsible and bring them to justice.

“You’ll see a very robust policing response that‘s sensitive to the fears and concerns of our local communities.

“Our thoughts remain with Abdullah’s family, friends and the local community in Small Heath.”

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Police activity in Sara Park, off Herbert Road (Aaron Chown/PA)

Police activity in Sara Park, off Herbert Road (Aaron Chown/PA)

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Police activity in Sara Park, off Herbert Road (Aaron Chown/PA)

Ms Rolfe added: “Help us to solve this very tragic crime but also work with us to protect our young people.”

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

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