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Bordesley Green stabbing: Boy, 17, dies in attack

Norwood Road in Bordesley Green
Image caption Police were called to a fatal stabbing in Norwood Road on Monday afternoon

A 17-year-old boy has been stabbed to death in Birmingham.

Police were called to Norwood Road in Bordesley Green at about 14:00 GMT and found the boy with serious injures. He died at the scene.

A murder investigation has begun. Officers will also use stop and search powers where they believe there is a risk of violence, West Midlands Police said.

It is the third fatal stabbing of a teen in the city in almost two weeks.

The force said its investigation was at an early stage and no arrests had been made.

Nazir Afzal, the former chief prosecutor in Greater Manchester who oversaw the Rochdale child sex abuse case, said the victim was one of his relatives.

It comes five days after 16-year-old Abdullah Muhammad was discovered fatally wounded near a park in Small Heath.

Another teenager, Mohammed Sidali, also 16, died in hospital on 15 February after being attacked outside a college in Highgate.

In a tweet, Shabana Mahmood, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, said she was "saddened" to hear about the death and was in contact with West Midlands Police.

"My thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the young victim's family at this terrible time," she said.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, described the death as "another tragic loss of young life on our streets".

While Dudley North MP Ian Austin also called for an urgent meeting with Home Secretary Sajid Javid over concerns about "violent crime".

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