Birmingham & Black Country

Woman stabbed to death in Birmingham taxi

Image caption The victim, thought to be a 22-year-old local woman, died at the scene

A woman has died after being stabbed in a taxi in the Northfield area of Birmingham.

Police were called to the junction of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane at about 08:00 BST.

The victim, thought to be a 22-year-old local woman who was in a relationship with her attacker, died at the scene.

Detectives have appealed for anyone who saw her attacker flee the scene. He is described as mixed race, about 5ft 8in tall, with short black hair.

Det Ch Insp Wayne Jones, of West Midlands Police, said the suspect was also wearing a dark jacket.

Police said the taxi driver alerted the emergency services after the attack.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said the woman had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Dimsdale Road, Hoggs Lane and Norrington Road have been closed while emergency services work at the scene.

Forensic investigators are scouring the surrounding area, including nearby front gardens.

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