Police probe West Midlands social club stabbing
Detectives are investigating the murder of a teenage boy who was stabbed at a social club in the West Midlands.
The 16-year-old was fatally injured during a a disturbance at the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club in Oldbury Road, Smethwick, during the early hours of yesterday morning.
He was taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital but died later from his injury.
West Midlands Police have launched a murder inquiry and are urging people with information to come forward.
Officers were called to the social club at 1.30am before sealing the crime scene off for forensic investigations.
The boy has not yet been named and a family liaison officer from West Midlands Police is supporting his relatives, a force spokesman said. A post-mortem examination is due to take place later.
Local officers are carrying out inquiries in the area and extra patrols are in place to reassure the local community, the force spokesman added.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines, of West Midlands Police, said: "It is believed there were a large number of people at the club and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened and who hasn't yet spoken to police to come forward."
Anyone with information is urged to contact West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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