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Stabbed Jamar Walker died after Smethwick street 'fracas'

Jamar Walker Image copyright West Midlands Police handout
Image caption Jamar Walker died after being stabbed in his leg, a post-mortem examination revealed

A 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death had been involved in some sort of "fracas" in the street, police have said.

Jamar Walker, who had been living in Handsworth, Birmingham, was found with knife wounds in Raglan Road, Smethwick, during the early hours of Sunday.

He had been stabbed in his upper leg, West Midlands Police said.

A 17-year-old boy was also injured but was released from hospital after being treated for a stab wound to his back.

Det Insp Warren Hines said investigations were continuing.

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"It is believed there was some sort of fracas in the street which led to one teenager tragically losing his life and another being injured," he said.

Image caption Police believe there was some kind of 'fracas' in Raglan Road, Smethwick, during the early hours of Sunday

CCTV images are being looked at and forensic investigators are at the scene.

"I would urge anyone who was around the Raglan Road area at the time to please get in touch," the policeman added.

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