Birmingham & Black Country

Kingstanding stabbing: Murder charge after Dale Grice killed

Dale Grice Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Dale Grice died at the scene after he was stabbed on Saturday

A man has been charged with murder after a father-of-two was stabbed to death in the street.

Dale Grice, 32, died at the scene of the attack, which happened outside a property on Cooksey Lane in Kingstanding, Birmingham, at about 07:00 BST on Saturday.

Ravinder Heer, 37, of Pimpernell Drive in Walsall, appeared before magistrates in Birmingham.

The construction worker was remanded in custody after a brief hearing.

He is due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on Wednesday.

Image caption Mr Grice was attacked outside a property on Cooksey Lane, Kingstanding, at about 07:00 BST

Mr Grice was father to two daughters, aged six and eight, and was "loved by everybody", his family said in a statement.

"He had an infectious smile that would light up a room and now he lights up the sky."

Det Insp Caroline Corfield, from West Midlands Police, said the investigation was continuing and appealed for any information - particularly regarding two men and a woman seen leaving the scene in a taxi.

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