Tragic Stabbing in Birmingham’s Victoria Square: 17-Year-Old Fatally Attacked, 15-Year-Old Charged with Murder

In a heartbreaking incident, 17-year-old Muhammad Hassam Ali lost his life after a fatal stabbing in Victoria Square, Birmingham, near the Council House, on Saturday.

A 15-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with his murder and is set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

Another 15-year-old boy has been released on police bail under strict conditions. West Midlands Police continue their investigation, analyzing CCTV footage and forensic evidence.

Muhammad was found with serious injuries on Saturday afternoon and was rushed to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Witnesses described seeing Muhammad lying on a bench before emergency services arrived.

The incident occurred just before 3:30 pm, and the police urge anyone with information to come forward. Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood expressed condolences to Muhammad’s family and emphasized that the investigation is ongoing.

Chief Inspector James Spencer from Birmingham Local Policing Area noted the tragedy and assured a visible police presence in the city center.

While treating the incident as isolated, the police seek information to assist their ongoing enquiries. Victoria Square, previously home to the Knife Angel sculpture, is now marked by this unfortunate event.

People with information can contact the police through Live Chat on their website or by calling 101, quoting log 2619 of 20/1/24. The community remains in shock as authorities work to address this devastating loss.

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