Police arrest second boy over murder of Birmingham teenager

Figcaption Police Arrest Second Boy Over Murder Of Birmingham Teenager
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Detectives investigating the murder of a teenager in Birmingham have arrested a second 14-year-old boy.

West Midlands police said 15-year-old Keon Lincoln was attacked by a group of youths with weapons in the Handsworth area on Thursday.

The force said a 14-year-old boy was arrested in Birmingham on Friday night on suspicion of murder and remained in custody for questioning. Another 14-year-old boy, arrested on Friday morning, is also in custody.

DCI Alastair Orencas, from the force’s homicide unit, said: “This is a challenging investigation given the number of offenders we believe were involved, but I have a dedicated team of officers working 24/7 to identify those involved and we are making swift progress.

“This arrest is another step forward and Keon’s family have been fully updated with this latest development. My thoughts remain with them in their time of grief.”

The attack happened in Linwood Road shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday. Witnesses said shots were heard and the suspects were armed with knives. Officers believe the group fled in a white car, which later crashed into a house in Wheeler Street, Lozells.

The boy was taken to hospital but later died. A postmortem is due to take place.

Police are urging anyone with dashcam footage or any other information related to the case to come forward.

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