Seventh arrest after fatal stabbing outside Smethwick club
A seventh teenager has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a boy outside a West Midlands club.
Ben Morutare, 16, from Walsall, died in hospital after being stabbed in the leg outside the Smethwick Home Guard and Old Comrades Club on 28 July.
The 18-year-old man from Ladywood was arrested on Friday after handing himself in at Bloxwich police station.
Along with six others, arrested on Wednesday and Thursday, he has been bailed pending inquiries, police said.
Officers said all seven people were wearing electronic tags and subject to strict bail conditions.
Ben, who had been attending an 18th birthday party at the club, was stabbed during a disturbance outside and taken to Birmingham Children's Hospital.'Lovable child'
In a statement, Ben Morutare's family said: "One thing our Ben never forgot was to constantly remind his family, especially his mum, how much he loved and cared for them.
"He was a protective son and brother. Ben would never hurt anyone, he was such a lovable child.
"Words cannot express how much we miss our Ben and the pain we are enduring."
Det Ch Insp Bob Hazel, leading the investigation, said officers had already spoken to a number of people who were at the Smethwick club, but believed there were many more who might have information on the stabbing.
"People might have taken pictures during the night or recorded the fight which broke out on their mobile phones," he said.
Police appealed for anyone with information on the 16-year-old's murder to contact them.