West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has issued a statement following recent fatal violent incidents:

Mr Jamieson, said:  “The recent spate of fatal stabbings and rise in violent crime is very concerning.

The police will continue to do all they can to prevent violence and bring perpetrators to justice.

Tough action, whilst necessary and correct won’t stop the rise in violent crime on its own.

There are no quick fixes and this is not an issue that we can simply arrest our way out of.

It will only be through concerted efforts to give our young people opportunities and to educate them on the dangers of violence that we will create lasting change.”