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Man arrested after Druids Heath stab death

Block of flats
Image caption Marcus Wye died outside his flat on Netheravon Close in Druids Heath

Police have been given more time to question a man suspected of murdering a 41-year-old man in Birmingham.

The body of Marcus Wye was discovered outside his flat in Drews House on Netheravon Close, Druids Heath, after 22:00 BST on Thursday.

A post-mortem examination showed Mr Wye had died from a stab wound to the heart. Police said he had suffered seven other knife wounds.

A 20-year-old from West Heath was arrested shortly after the attack.

Mr Wye's mother Susan paid tribute to her son who had a sister and three children.

'Targeted attack'

She said: "Marcus was a fantastic son, brother and dad to three lovely children.

"Marcus was so friendly and polite. He had a lovely smile and it is a tragic loss to all who knew him."

Parts of the tower block where Mr Wye lived have been cordoned off.

Det Insp Michaela Kerr, from West Midlands Police, said: "We believe this was a targeted attack which has killed a man and left three children without a father.

"I would ask anyone who was in the block at the time of the murder and has not yet spoken to us to contact us as a matter of urgency.

"I am also keen to hear from anyone who knew Mr Wye, known to friends as Mac, and his associates to get in touch. I need to know who he mixed with, where he socialised and so on.

"What may seem an unimportant piece of information may prove to be the final piece in the jigsaw which will help us bring Mr Wye's killer or killers to justice."

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