Murder investigation launched following betting shop stabbing
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing inside a Paddy Power betting shop in Birmingham on Thursday.
A man, believed to be a customer, was found with severe head injuries after being attacked in the Rookery Road shop in Handsworth at around 12.45pm. The victim died at the scene.
A murder investigation has been launched by West Midlands Police and a cordon has been set up around the area, with police appealing for witnesses.
In a statement, West Midlands Police said: “A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following a stabbing in Paddy Power, Rookery Road, Handsworth at 12.45pm today.
“On arrival at the bookmakers, a man was found with severe head injuries. Due to the extent of his injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The statement added: “At this stage, this is believed to be an isolated incident. A cordon is in place and inquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call 101 giving log number 895 of 4 January.”
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