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Small Heath murder probe after boy, 16, stabbed to death

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The 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Sara Park, Small Heath
A murder investigation is under way after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a park.The boy was found with stab wounds in Sara Park in Small Heath, Birmingham at about 20:00 GMT on Wednesday and pronounced dead at the scene.Another boy, 15, suffered minor injuries during an assault, West Midlands Police said.A cordon has been put in place at the park but no arrests have been made. The force appealed for witnesses.Det Ch Insp Edward Foster, from the homicide team, said: "A teenager has sadly lost his life and another was assaulted.
"We are working hard to establish the circumstances around what happened."
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The death comes one week after Mohammed Sidali, 16, was fatally stabbed outside Joseph Chamberlain College in Highgate.Another 16-year-old boy was stabbed in the stomach on Oxford Road, Smethwick, on 17 February.
Knife crime in the West Midlands
West Midlands Police saw a 72% rise in knife crime between April 2013 and the year ending March 2018, Office for National Statistics (ONS) analysis shows.
Knife crimes recorded by West Midlands Police
Crimes recorded between April 2013 and March 2018Source: ONS
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