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Teenagers arrested over stabbing

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 24-year-old stabbing victim, police said.

The youths, both aged 17, were detained on Saturday night in connection with the incident in Wolverhampton, which also left two other men with stab wounds.

West Midlands Police said both teenagers were arrested at 7.45pm after handing themselves in at Bloxwich police station accompanied by a solicitor.

A police spokesman confirmed that the males were being held on suspicion of murder and attempted murder following the incident in the Whitmore Read area on Thursday.

One man was pronounced dead shortly after being taken to hospital from Crosby Close, while two other men - aged 23 and 19 - remain in a stable condition in hospital.

It is expected that the victim, who lived locally, will be formally identified by police on Monday.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact detectives at Bloxwich on 0345 113 5000 or the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.


From Belfast Telegraph