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Boy, 16, dies after Smethwick knife attack

Oldbury Road in Smethwick
Image caption The area around the club in Smethwick was cordoned off

A 16-year-old boy has died after he was stabbed during an incident in the West Midlands.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club in Smethwick, just before 01.30 BST.

The boy, from Walsall, was found injured and taken to hospital where he later died.

The area around the club, in Oldbury Road, has been sealed off and inquiries are continuing, police said.

A family liaison officer is with the boy's family and a post-mortem examination will be carried out later, police said.

Det Insp Warren Hines, of West Midlands Police, said: "It is believed there were a large number of people at the club last night and early this morning, and I am appealing for anyone who saw what happened and who hasn't yet spoken to police to come forward."

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