Woman Stabbed to Death in Northfield Taxi

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Police have arrested a 28 year old over the stabbing a woman in a taxi in Birmingham.

The woman, who was 22 years old, died at the scene following the incident at 8am on Tuesday 7th August at the junction of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane in Northfield.

She had been a passenger in a taxi along with a man, who ran away from the scene after she was injured.

The taxi driver called the police and ambulance service but the woman died from her injuries at the scene.

A manhunt was started for the suspect, who was later found hiding in a garden at 6pm, just a quarter of a mile from the scene.

Superintendent Andy Shipman, from Birmingham South Police, reassured the public:

“Violent crime is very rare in south Birmingham and we hope local people can be reassured that this is being treated as an isolated incident between two people, at this stage of the investigation.”

“Relatives of the victim are being informed and will be supported by specialist liaison officers from West Midlands Police.”

Anyone with information to help the police inquiry should call Force CID in Birmingham by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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Eyewitness, Bradley who lives near the scene told us how he found out about the incident and how people nearby are scared:

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