September 29th, 2016

Two charged with murdering Sheriff Mbye

Two charged with murdering Sheriff Mbye Two charged with murdering Sheriff Mbye
Updated: 10:40 am, May 07, 2015

TWO MEN have been charged with murdering Sheriff Mbye.

Rakeem Riley, 18, of no fixed address, and Omar Robinson, 21, of Rann Close, Ladywood, were quizzed by officers investigating a fight which took place on Bristol Road South, Northfield, about 5pm on Friday (April 17).

The incident left the 19-year-old from Ladywood with multiple stab injuries and he was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.

Riley was arrested on Friday night, just three hours after the fatal stabbing, and Robinson was held on Sunday morning (April 19).

The pair will appear before Birmingham magistrates this morning.

Det Insp Jim Munro said, despite the charges, his team was still actively seeking witnesses.

He added: “Clearly the charges are a significant point in the investigation but the enquiry doesn’t end here – we still need anyone who saw what happened, but who’s not yet got in touch, to contact us as they could hold vital information.

“In particular, we’re very keen to speak to a woman who was pushing a child in a pushchair along Bristol Road South at around the time Sheriff was stabbed – she witnessed the attack and appeared distressed by what she saw.

“We also want to speak to the occupants of a blue Fiat Punto, which has a large sticker or item placed in the bottom right corner of the rear window.

“These people are purely witnesses.

“They will have seen some or all of the incident as it happened – I’d urge them to come forward as soon as possible and they can speak to us in confidence.”

Det Insp Munro and the investigation team could be contacted on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.