Murder investigation launched after man stabbed to death in targeted attack in broad daylight

A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed to death in broad daylight yesterday afternoon.

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The 24-year-old man, who has been named locally as ‘Moody’, was knifed in the stomach in a targeted attack outside the Dixi Chicken takeaway on Brierley Hill High Street on Saturday afternoon.

He staggered into the Dixi takeaway and asked for help before collapsing.

Emergency services and the Midlands Air Ambulance were called to the scene at around 4.45pm and the man was rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead a short while later.

A worker at the Dixi takeaway described how an injured man came into the store asking for help.

Ahmad Sherzad, 20, said: “He had a hand to his waist and blood was coming out.

“He came up to counter and said ‘help me’ before fainting.

“I went outside and called the ambulance.”

Detective Inspector Jim Munro, from West Midlands Police, said: “Clearly it is early days in the investigation but we strongly suspect this was a targeted attack and that the two people involved may have known each other.

“We have spoken to some witnesses already but I’m sure there are many more people who saw what happened, or saw the offender running away, and have not yet spoken to police.”

West Midlands Police believe the victim was targeted and are treating his death as murder, but no arrests have been reported.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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