September 26th, 2016

Northfield murder – police reveal people they want to speak to

Updated: 11:03 am, May 07, 2015

OFFICERS investigating the murder of teenager Sheriff Mbye in Northfield have released three more pictures relating to the incident in a bid to get more witnesses to come forward.

The 18-year-old died in hospital after being stabbed on the Bristol Road South on Friday afternoon (April 17).

Two men aged 18 and 19, who were arrested on suspicion of murder, are still in police custody this afternoon.

Another 19-year-old who also suffered stab wounds remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Det Insp Jim Munro, from West Midlands Police CID in Birmingham, is leading the inquiry.

He said there are some people officers are keen to get in touch with – one was a woman who was pushing a child in a pushchair along Bristol Road South at the time of the stabbing.

“She witnessed the attack and appeared distressed by what she saw,” he added.

The police also want to speak to occupants of a blue Fiat Punto, which had a large sticker or item placed in the bottom right corner of the back window.

“These people are purely witnesses. They will have seen some or all of the incident as it happened and are likely to have vital information about those involved.

“We urge them to come forward as soon as possible and they can speak to us in confidence.

“The information they provide could prove crucial to our enquiries.”

Forensic examinations continue on the white Audi which was recovered from Ladywood.

That was used Sheriff to hospital and a trawl of CCTV from the area is providing vital evidence.

He said the investigation was moving swiftly and the force had received a lot of support and information from the public.

But he urged anyone who witnessed the attack and had not yet come forward to speak to officers.

“I would like to reassure the community that we are building a very clear picture of what happened on Friday evening and we are not looking for anyone else in connection with Sheriff Mybe’s murder.

“Our thoughts remain with his family as they continue to come to terms with his death.”

Witnesses should call Force CID in Harborne by dialling 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police also want to speak to the people who were in this blue Fiat Punto. s

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