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Ozell Pemberton: Boy is fourth to be arrested over death

Ozell Pemberton Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Ozell Pemberton, 16, was found with chest injuries at Lower Parade on Thursday afternoon

A 13-year-old boy is the fourth person arrested in connection with the murder of Ozell Pemberton.

The teenager handed himself in to a police station on Monday and was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Ozell, 16, was found with chest injuries in Lower Parade in Sutton Coldfield on Thursday afternoon.

A 17-year-old, from Lozells, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court charged with the murder and was remanded in custody.

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A 21-year-old, from Erdington has been released on police bail while another 17-year-old, from Kingstanding, remains in custody.

A post-mortem examination found Ozell died from a stab wound to the chest, police said.

His parents said their "special boy" was "one of a kind".

Image caption Lower Parade is the main shopping street in Sutton Coldfield

A fundraising page, set up by Ozell's family and friends to cover the cost of his funeral, has received more than £1,500 in donations.

Amber Silk, 17, of Castle Vale, a friend of the victim, said: "Ozell was so lively, so full of energy, and had a really kind heart."

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