Yardley stabbing: More time to quiz teen suspects

Police searching Oaklands Park, Yardley, near the scene of the stabbing The stabbing happened at Oaklands Park, Yardley on Monday

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Police have been given more time to question two teenagers arrested on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in a fight.

The clash between two groups of young people happened in a park in Wash Lane, South Yardley, Birmingham on Monday.

Hassan Mahmood was taken to hospital but died a short time later.

Four teenagers were arrested after the attack and two later released without charge. Two 16-year-old boys remain in custody, West Midlands Police said.

Hassan's cousin Asad Hamid said "he died because he was sticking up for his older brother".

Mr Hamid said: "I don't know how they [the family] are going to carry on living their normal lives.

"The mother actually fainted a couple of times. It's heartbreaking her losing a son."

Hassan had been a pupil at the Rightrack independent school in Saltley for six weeks. His headteacher Sohail Aslam said he had settled in quickly and been well-liked.

Police said they were looking at CCTV footage which may have captured the fight and were appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

A post-mortem examination was due to take place on Wednesday.

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