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Murder investigation Birmingham city centre

We were called to Victoria Square after a 17-year-old boy was found seriously injured just before 3.30 pm on 20th January 2024.

Details of Incident

A murder investigation has started after a teenager who was stabbed in Birmingham city centre has tragically died.


Police were called to Victoria Square after a 17-year-old boy was found seriously injured at just before 3.30pm 20th January 2024.


He was rushed to hospital but sadly later died. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and we will be offering them all the support we can at this devastating time.


We are in the process of reviewing CCTV and carrying out other enquiries to help us establish who was responsible.


Following initial investigations the cordon has been lifted but we will continue to have a highly visible police presence in the area.


Chief Inspector James Spencer said: "The life of a 17-year-old boy has tragically been taken away and all our thoughts are with his family and friends at this awful time.


"It's very early stages in the investigation but we have a team of skilled detectives who are working to identify, and arrest, whoever did this.


"We fully understand the shock and concern this will cause, and although it is being treated as an isolated incident a visible police presence will remain across the city centre."


We are keen to hear from anyone who may have information which can assist our enquiries.


If you were walking through the area at the time, or a visitor who may have been taking pictures by The River statue near the Council House, we would like to hear from you as you may have vital information or evidence.

If you have any information or media footage please click on the link below, alternatively use the contact details to the right of this page 

Contact Information

If you are contacting us in an emergency please dial 999


If you want to speak to someone contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight and quote log 2619 of 20/01/2024


Call 101 anytime and quote log 2619 of 20/01/2024


Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote log 2619 of 20/01/2024