Social Club Stabbing Victim Named

Ben Morutare

A teenage boy who was stabbed to death outside a social club in the West Midlands has been named by police.

Ben Morutare, 16, from Walsall, was knifed in the leg during a disturbance at the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club in Oldbury Road, Smethwick, during the early hours of Saturday morning.

He was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital but died later from his injury.

West Midlands Police are treating the teenager’s death as murder and renewed an appeal for people with information to come forward.

Officers were called to the social club at 1.30am before sealing off the scene for forensic investigation.

Detective Inspector Gary Plant said: “We have launched a murder investigation following the tragic loss of this young man’s life.

“We believe that this was an isolated incident and crime of this type is very rare.

“We are appealing for anyone to come forward who may have witnessed the incident or if they attended the club that night.

“If you can help then please contact us at your earliest opportunity by calling 101.”

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