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Man arrested over Birmingham tram stop murder

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Media captionFloral tributes are laid at Midland Metro tram stop

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another man who was stabbed to death at a tram stop.

Anthony Banting, 57, from Sparkhill, Birmingham, was found dead on a pathway leading from the Soho Benson Road tram stop in the Winson Green area.

He was repeatedly stabbed after getting off a tram alone at about 16:30 BST on 31 March.

A man in his 20s was arrested earlier and remains in custody, British Transport Police said.

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Image caption Anthony Banting was found dead on a pathway leading from the tram stop

The father-of-four was on his way to meet his son in a nearby pub when he was killed.

Image caption Police were alerted at about 16:50 BST on 31 March

Following his death, his family said: "He was loved by many and this incident will never leave us."

Image caption Mr Banting's sons left floral tributes at the scene

On Friday, Mr Banting's four sons visited the scene to lay floral tributes in memory of their father.

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