The scene this morning in Aldridge. Image from the BBC.
I’m shocked and saddened to share the news with readers that last night Friday, 23rd June 2017, there was a fatal stabbing in Aldridge town centre as a result of which a 26 year old man lost his life.
There are reports across the media; at the BBC here, Express and Star here and a host of other outlets.
Most reiterate the press release below, from West Midlands Police:
A murder investigation has been launched after a 26-year-old man was stabbed to death in Aldridge last night just before midnight.
A cordon is in place on the High Street and part of Aldridge Croft while forensic experts examine the scene and officers are trawling CCTV of the surrounding area to establish what happened.
At present there is no clear motive for this attack and we are asking anyone who witnessed or has any information about what happened to come forward as a matter of urgency.
A young man has lost his life in brutal circumstances and someone will have knowledge of who has done this.
Information can be given on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
This is a brutal and shocking murder and I’m sure readers will join with me in expressing my horror and sincerest condolences to the victim’s family and friends.
I would ask that anyone with any information please contacts West Midlands Police on 101, any of the methods here or anonymously via Crimestoppers.
Please be considerate and consider the feelings of the victim’s family when commenting on social media. Whilst debate and discussion are to be expected, please be thoughtful and consider those involved when expressing views.
As soon as more information emerges, I’ll post it here.