Victoria Law Courts, Birmingham Magistrates Court

West Midlands Police Detectives investigating the death of Hazrat Umar in Bordesley Green have charged a teenager with murder.

The 16-year-old boy from was arrested on Monday (25/02) following the fatal stabbing in Norwood Road that afternoon.

Hazrat Umar, aged 18 sadly died of his injuries at the scene and specialist officers are supporting his family.

The 16-year-old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning (28/02).

Paying tribute to Hazrat, his family said “Hazrat Umar was so very loved by all his family especially his parents. They were overjoyed with the birth of their precious son after over twenty years. The emptiness we feel after losing Hazrat can’t be described. Nobody deserves to have their life ended this way. Hazrat brought warmth, kindness and love to all his family and friends. Nothing can take away the pain of his untimely and tragic departure”

Hazrat Umar
Hazrat Umar

Detective Inspector Michelle Allen, from the force’s homicide department, said “This is a tragic loss of the life of a popular local young man. We continue to support Hazrat’s family and this very sad time. I appeal to anyone who has any information and has not yet come forward to contact us at the earliest opportunity.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website, or call 101 anytime. Please quote log number 1294 from 25 February. Alternatively, contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.