Murder probe launched as driver rammed off road then stabbed to death

Police have launched a murder probe after a man was rammed off the road before being stabbed to death.

The horrifying incident took place on Chester Road, Solihull, just before 8.15pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 18).

West Midlands Police said they are hunting a number of people who fled the scene. The victim has been identified as a man in his 50s.

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It's believed the victim was travelling along the road in his car before another vehicle rammed into his, police said.

He was found with serious injuries but tragically could not be saved, reports BirminghamLive.

Specialist trained officers are supporting the man's family. Police are also appealing for dashcam footage from drivers who were in the area at the time.

In a statement, West Midlands Police said: "We've launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in Castle Bromwich. We were called to Chester Road just before 8.15pm yesterday (April 18).

"A man in his 50s was found with serious injuries and sadly nothing could be done to save him. It's believed he had been travelling in a car which was rammed by another vehicle.

"He was then attacked by a number of people who then fled from the scene. We're carrying out extensive enquiries to establish exactly what happened and why and to identify those responsible."

DCI Dave Sanders added: "We're supporting the man's family during this deeply distressing time.

"I'd like to hear from anyone who saw what happened or who was in the area at the time and may have dash cam footage to please get in touch. It could be vital to our investigation."

Contact police via Live Chat on their website, or by calling 101, and quote log 4840 of 18 April. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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