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15-year-old boy killed in Birmingham gang attack named

Written by on 22/01/2021

A teenager killed in a street attack in Birmingham has been named as 15-year-old Keon Lincoln.

The teenager was “set upon” by a gang of youths in Handsworth just after 3.30pm on Thursday, according to police.

He was taken to hospital but died of his injuries shortly afterwards, the West Midlands force added.

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A post-mortem examination to establish the cause of death is due to be held.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Friday morning on suspicion of murder and is currently in custody.

The scene remains cordoned off while investigators continue to carry out a forensic examination.

Witnesses said they heard gunshots being fired and the suspects were armed with knives.

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Officers believe the group fled in a white car which crashed into a house in Wheeler Street, in the Lozells area of the city.

Police at the scene in Linwood Road, Handsworth
Image: Investigators continue their forensic examination of the scene which has been sealed off by police

They are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Orencas said: “The death of Keon has shocked the whole community and we have increased our patrols in the area.

“We are determined to apprehend those responsible for his death and bring them to justice, so I would personally appeal to anyone who is withholding information out of misguided loyalty to the offenders, to come forward.

“A teenage boy has died in the most violent of circumstances and we urge you to give us any information you have.”

Witnesses and anyone with information can contact police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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