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Murder probe after man stabbed to death in Moseley

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Image caption Police have cordoned off the scene following the stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in Birmingham.

Officers were called to Tenby Road, Moseley, at just after 10:50 BST on Sunday, where a 40-year-old man was found injured.

He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead. A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.

The scene remains cordoned off while forensic investigations are carried out. Police called the attack "brutal".

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Image caption Forensic teams have been at the scene
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Image caption The victim was found injured in the street

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Door-to-door inquiries are taking place.

Det Insp Paul Joyce said he was keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time.

"A man has tragically lost his life and we need to establish why he was the target of such a brutal attack," he said.

A neighbour said the victim, who has not been named by police, had been having a cigarette outside his home when he was attacked.

The man, who gave his name as Abdul, said that was something he did every day.

"He always comes home from work and then he has a cigarette outside his house," he said.

"That's when it happened."

He added the victim had been living there for about 10 years.

"I'll say this for him, he's a working man - he has a minibus and takes people around and he is always working, every day.

"He goes out to work, comes back, and then this happens. It's such a shock. It's shaken the whole community."

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