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Murder investigation – the scene of the double stabbing in Handsworth, Birmingham, in which one man was killed

A passer-by called the emergency services and  reported two men laying unconscious and bleeding heavily, shortly before 3.10am this morning.

Despite the efforts of paramedics and police, nothing could be done to save one of the men who died at the scene in Grove Lane, near to Holly Road in Handsworth.

The second was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.

Both men are believed to be in their late 20s.

Claire Brown, a spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found two patients who had sustained multiple serious injuries. One man was in traumatic cardiac arrest and was being given excellent CPR by police officers on scene.

“Ambulance staff and medics quickly took over resuscitation attempts and performed advanced life support on the man. Sadly nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The condition of the second patient, a man in his 20s, quickly deteriorated and he too went into cardiac arrest. The medical team commenced advanced life support and after several minutes managed to restart the man’s heart. He was quickly transferred to hospital on blue lights.

“Medics at hospital were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition.”

West Midlands Police have now launched a murder investigation into the stabbing.

Detective Inspector Jim Munro, from West Midlands Police’s Force CID, said: “This is a tragedy for the family and friends of those concerned. They have our sincere sympathies.

“I would like to reassure both them and people living in the area that we are doing everything we can to find the person or people responsible.

“Extensive house to house enquiries will be taking place and we are already starting to identify CCTV cameras which may have captured the stabbings.

“A finger-tip search of the area will be conducted later today by a specialist police team while forensic scene investigators are set to conduct a detailed examination of the evidence so far.”

Grove Lane is closed from the junction of Soho Road to Douglas Road. Drivers and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area to prevent disruption to their journeys. Diversions are in place.

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File photo showing passengers queuing to drop off their bags at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences. The woman, from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, was detained at the airport after leaving a flight from Turkey at around 9pm, West Midlands Police said.

The woman, who was travelling with her one-year-old son, was also arrested on suspicion of child neglect and child abduction.

Her arrest by officers from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit was pre-planned and intelligence-led. There was no threat to the safety of the flight or the airport. The woman’s son is subject to a police protection order and measures are being taken, in partnership with children’s services, to ensure his welfare.


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Mohammed Liaqat Ali will be sentenced for murder at the beginning of February

A man has been found guilty of murdering his wife in a dispute about land in their native Bangladesh.

Mohammed Liaqat Ali was convicted of killing Lilima Aktar Munny at the home they shared in Pelham Road in Alum Rock, Birmingham.

Ms Aktar’s body was found by police in June 2013 after being alerted by family when she did not collect her children after school.

A post-mortem examination found that she died from pressure to the neck.
‘Violent attack’

Ali, 37, first moved to the UK in 1998 before returning to Bangladesh to marry Ms Aktar in 2004.

A year later the couple came back to live in Birmingham, but police said the relationship broke down when Ali became involved in a dispute over land in Bangladesh with Ms Aktar’s mother.

Ali was found guilty at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday 24 January, and is due to be sentenced in the first week of February.

Det Sgt Ranj Sangha from West Midlands Police said: “This was a tragic case where a long-running argument over land in Bangladesh has resulted in Lilima losing her life.

“It was a violent attack against an innocent woman in her home that has left her family completely devastated by what happened.”

Ms Aktar had two young daughters.

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