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Teenage boy charged with Birmingham stabbing

Alexander Phillip Leonard Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Alexander Phillip Leonard died in hospital after being stabbed on Monday

Police have charged a 16-year-old boy with the murder of a man who died after being stabbed in Birmingham.

He is accused of killing Alexander Leonard, 22, of Bartley Green, who was attacked in Woodgate Gardens on Monday.

The Bartley Green teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due before Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Leonard suffered a single stab wound to the chest. He died in hospital.

Two men, aged 18 and 21, who were also arrested in connection with the inquiry, have been released without charge.

Det Insp Caroline Corfield said: "Our investigations continue and I'd urge anyone who witnessed the stabbing, or has information they think could help the inquiry, to get in touch."

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