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Ben Morutare's body to be repatriated to Zimbabwe

Ben Morutare
Image caption Ben Morutare was at a friend's birthday party

The body of a teenager who was stabbed during a disturbance at a birthday party is to be repatriated to Zimbabwe.

Ben Morutare, 16, from Walsall, West Midlands, died after he was wounded in the leg at the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club last month.

Ben had been attending an 18th birthday party at the venue. Seven teenagers have been arrested and bailed in connection with the death.

The teenager, who died in hospital, was born in Zimbabwe.

Police have said the seven people arrested are wearing electronic tags and subject to strict bail conditions.

His family has described Ben as "a protective son and brother" and "a lovable child".

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