September 29th, 2016

Second man arrested over Northfield murder

Updated: 11:02 am, May 07, 2015

A SECOND man is being held in connection with the murder of 18-year-old Sheriff Mbye in Northfield on Friday evening (April 17).

Police arrested the 18-year-old Birmingham man at his home this morning (Sunday) on suspicion of murder.

It follows on from the first arrest – of another 18-year-old – on Friday. Officers quizzing that suspect have been granted further time to interview him.

Sheriff Mbye died in hospital after being stabbed several times in what the police have described as ‘a scuffle’ on Bristol Road South, just before 5pm on Friday. A post mortem has confirmed that Sheriff died from knife injuries.

A 19-year-old man also involved in the incident remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Bristol Road South had been closed since Friday and remained shut all day yesterday.

It has now now been re-opened for public access, but a scene is being preserved at the barber shop where the 19-year-old was given assistance until emergency services arrived.

Det Insp Harry Harrison, from West Midlands Police CID, said: “Our investigation is moving swiftly and we have received immense support from the public, however I would still ask anyone who witnessed the incident and hasn’t spoken to police to come forward.

“In particular I would like to speak to a young woman who was nearby pushing a pram as the incident happened and was clearly distressed by what she saw.”

He said he wanted to reassure the community that a clear picture of what happened on Friday was being built up and no one else was wanted in connection with the murder.

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

Forensic examinations continue on the white Audi recovered from Ladywood which was used to take Sheriff to hospital and officers are also trawling through CCTV from the area, which has so far provided vital evidence.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information should call Det Insp Harrison and the investigation team on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Sheriff Mbye, 18, from Lee Bank, was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital but died two hours later from multiple stab wounds.