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Friday, 24 April 2015
Two men appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court this week charged with the murder of a Gambian teenager.
Police seek witnesses to Birmingham KFC stabbing
Sheriff Mbye, 18, who lived with his parents in Lee Bank, died after being stabbed repeatedly on Friday evening following reports of a fight outside a KFC in the Northfield area of Birmingham.
Rakeem Riley, 18, of no fixed address, and Omar Robinson, 21, have been charged with his murder.
Riley was arrested by detectives three hours after the stabbing while Robinson was apprehended at his home in Rann Close, Ladywood, on Sunday morning. Detective Inspector Jim Munro of West Midlands Police said his team are still actively seeking witnesses.
“Clearly the charges are a significant point in the investigation but the enquiry doesn’t end here,” he said.
“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.”
Anyone with relevant information should call police on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111