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15-Year-Old Charged Over Fatal Stabbing of Teen in Birmingham

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of Muhammad Hassam Ali, a 17-year-old who was fatally stabbed in Birmingham city centre. The incident occurred just before 3.30pm on Saturday afternoon, and despite immediate medical attention, Ali succumbed to his injuries after being rushed to the hospital.

The charged teen is set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court today, as confirmed by authorities. Meanwhile, a second 15-year-old boy, also implicated in the incident, has been released on police bail with strict conditions.

The investigation remains ongoing, Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, from the Homicide unit, expressed condolences to the victim’s family and friends while stressing the continuation of their inquiries.

Thurgood stated, “Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of Muhammad. We have now charged a boy over Muhammad’s death, but our enquiries continue. We are still keen to speak to anyone who was in the area on Saturday just before 3:30 pm and would urge anyone with information to get in touch.”

Authorities encourage the public to contribute to the investigation by providing any relevant information through Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website (, calling 101, or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111. Those reaching out are requested to quote reference number 2619 of 20/1/2024.

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