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Teenager charged with murdering Samuel Simret in Newtown

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Image caption Samuel Simret died in hospital after he was stabbed in Summer Lane

A teenager has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed in a Birmingham street.

Samuel Simret was attacked outside RK Wines in Summer Lane, Newtown, on Tuesday. The 26-year-old died in hospital two days later.

A post-mortem examination confirmed he died from a stab wound to the chest.

Alexander Habte, 19, of Conybere Street in Highgate, has been charged with murder and is due before city magistrates in Birmingham on Monday.

A second 19-year-old man, from Leicester, arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender has been released without charge, police said.

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