Birmingham & Black Country

Man dies and another injured in Yardley Wood stabbing

Scene of the crime on Sandmere Road
Image caption Two men were found stabbed at a house in Sandmere Road in Yardley Wood at 01:40 BST

A 28-year-old man has died and a 54-year-old man has been seriously injured in a stabbing.

They were found at a house in Sandmere Road, Yardley Wood, Birmingham at 01:40 BST.

The pair suffered critical injuries and the younger man died in the ambulance, while the other remains in hospital.

Police said the men were known to each other and they are not looking for anyone else following the incident. Investigations are continuing.

Image caption The two men are believed to be neighbours

Neighbour Stephen Hopkins described hearing crying coming from the house at about 01:00 and then hearing police sirens "within about five minutes".

"I feel really sorry for the lad who's died," he said, adding that the victim had only lived in the area for about 18 months.

He said both men live locally and that the community is "shocked".

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