Birmingham attack: Boy, 14, arrested after 15-year-old killed in street

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A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murdering another teenager who died in hospital after a street attack in Birmingham.

The suspect was arrested on Friday morning, a day after the 15-year-old victim was set upon by a group of young people in Linwood Road, Handsworth, West Midlands Police said.

Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Orencas said: “Our investigation has progressed at pace and this arrest is a positive step forward as we try to establish exactly what happened yesterday afternoon.

“Yesterday’s events were shocking and tragic. My thoughts are with the boy’s family who are being supported by specialist family liaison officers at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“We’re doing all we can to fully understand what took place. Violence like this on our streets is heart-breaking and deeply concerning.

“I’d urge anyone who saw anything or has any information to contact us as soon as possible.”

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