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A bus passenger was stabbed to death in Birmingham
West Midlands Police said the passenger, a man in his thirties, died after being stabbed on a bus in Handsworth.
Police are hunting for the knifeman described as a black man, aged around 30 years and wearing a baseball cap and padded jacket. He is believed to have left the bus in Rookery Road.
Police were called at 10.43pm last night following reports that a passenger had been attacked.
It is believed the man was stabbed following an altercation between him and the offender on the upper deck of the outer circle No 11A bus
Temporary Superintendent Tom Chisholm
The victim was found with stab injuries on the upper deck of the bus.
The man died from his injuries a short time later and is yet to be formally identified.
Temporary Superintendent Tom Chisholm from Force CID said: “The investigation is in the early stages but it is believed the man was stabbed following an altercation between him and the offender on the upper deck of the outer circle No 11A bus as it travelled along Rookery Road in Handsworth.
Police have closed off Rookery Road, Handsworth as investigations continue
“I am appealing for anyone who was travelling on the bus last night and who has information or anyone who saw the offender after leaving the bus to call police."
This morning Rookery Road, together with part of Oxhill Road and Greenhill Road, remains closed.
Forensic enquiries take place and is likely to remain closed for the rest of today.
Detectives continue to trawl CCTV and carry out local enquiries.
More to follow…