Elderly Woman Dies After Birmingham Stabbing

12 July 2018, 18:42 | Updated: 12 July 2018, 18:46

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An 86-year-old woman has died following reports of a multiple stabbing at a house in Birmingham.

The victim was confirmed dead at the scene in Aubrey Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands Police said.

An 18-year-old man was also taken to hospital with multiple stab wounds, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Another man suffered a minor injury.

Police were called to the address at about 11.05am, on Thursday, and have remained at the scene throughout the day.

A cordon is in place and house-to-house inquiries have been taking place, with detectives appealing to the public for information.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from the force's homicide team, said: "A woman has tragically died and we are working hard to establish the circumstances around what has happened.

"Two others have been injured and we are keen to hear from anyone who may have information which can assist our inquiries."

Anyone with information can call the homicide team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said: "On arrival, ambulance staff found an 86-year-woman who had suffered very serious stab wounds.

"Ambulance staff immediately started treating her, but sadly it was not possible to save her and she was confirmed dead at the scene.

"A second patient, an 18-year-old man, had also suffered very serious stab wounds.

"He was treated at the scene before being taken by land ambulance to a major trauma centre with an air ambulance doctor travelling with the crew."