Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Murder probe after man stabbed to death on bus

The victim, found on the top deck of a bus, is believed to have been attacked by another passenger following an altercation.

Image Caption: Rookery Road in Handsworth is expected to remain closed for most of today

A man has been stabbed to death on the upper deck of a bus in the West Midlands.

The victim, in his thirties, was found fatally wounded on the 11A double decker bus as it travelled along Rookery Road in Handsworth, towards Birmingham city centre, on Monday night.

A fellow passenger reported the attack to the police at 10.43pm.

Officers and paramedics attended the scene but the victim, who is yet to be formally identified, died a short time later from his injuries.

Rookery Road, and parts of Oxhill Road and Greenhill Road, have been closed while forensic teams comb the area and detectives carry out local enquiries and trawl through CCTV.

Acting Superintendent Tom Chisholm said: "The investigation is in the early stages but it is believed the man was stabbed following an altercation between him and the offender on the upper deck.

"I am appealing for anyone who was travelling on the bus last night and who has information, or anyone who saw the offender after leaving the bus, to call police."

The man being sought over the killing is described as a black man, aged around 30 years. He was wearing a baseball cap and a padded jacket.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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