Detectives hunting a man who stabbed a passenger to death on a bus in Handsworth

Detectives hunting a man who stabbed a passenger on a bus in Handsworth have released CCTV of the suspect today (25/01).

Emergency services were called to Rookery Road, at around 10:43PM on Monday (23/01), to reports that a passenger had been attacked on a number 11 bus.

On arrival, a man, aged in his thirties, was found with stab injuries on the upper deck of the bus.

Emergency services carried out CPR at the scene, but unfortunately the man died a short time later from his injuries. He has not been formally identified at this stage.

The suspect is described as a black man, believed to be aged between 25 and 30 and has short dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a puffa jacket and headphones over a baseball cap and was carrying a duffle type bag.

Detective Inspector Warren Hines is leading the investigation. He said: “I am urging anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV to contact me urgently. All calls will be treated in the strictest confidence and anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call Crimestoppers.”

A post mortem examination will be carried out today (25 January) and officers are continuing to support the family of the victim, who is from Smethwick.

DI Hines added: “This was a shocking and tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the man who died. His attacker is still at large and we believe that someone must know who he is. I am asking them to examine their conscience and do the right thing.”

Please call WMP on 101 if you have ANY information.

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