The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says he is ‘deeply saddened’ that another young life has been lost on the streets of the West Midlands.

David Jamieson’s comments come as detectives launch a murder investigation after a teenager was discovered with fatal injuries in Birmingham last night (20 February).

Officers were called to Herbert Road in Small Heath at around 8pm.

A 16 year old boy was found critically injured having suffered stab wounds.

Despite the best efforts from paramedics he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A cordon has been put in place while enquiries are carried out in the area.

The PCC said: “My thoughts are with the boy’s family, friends and the local community in Small Heath.

“This is a sickening waste of a life.

“I have been reassured by the Chief Constable that the investigation associated with this stabbing is being treated with the utmost urgency by the force.

“People in Birmingham will see more officers on the streets in the coming days which is designed to reassure local people.

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number 2202 of 20/2/19.

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