Detectives from the West Midlands Police homicide team have launched an investigation after two men were stabbed, one of them fatally, in Digbeth.

The incident took place outside the Forge Tavern on Great Barr Street, at around 4:30AM this morning (08/07).

The two men, aged in their twenties, were injured and driven to hospital – One of the men died from his injuries a short time later.

The second man remains in hospital where he is being treated.

Defective Inspector Harry Harrison, said: “The investigation is in the very early stages. We know the incident started inside the Forge Tavern and the two men were then attacked outside. Both were driven to hospital, where one man unfortunately died from his injuries, despite the best efforts of the emergency services.

“A murder investigation has been launched and I am appealing for anyone who may have been at the Forge Tavern last night or early this morning and who may have seen what happened leading up to the attack to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Officers are this morning carrying out forensic and local enquiries at the scene and a post mortem will take place in due course.