Winson Green stabbing: Victim named as Sohail Ali

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Sohail Ali died after he was knifed in a Birmingham park on Friday afternoon

A man who died after being stabbed in a park has been named.

Sohail Ali, 29, died after being knifed in the chest and back in Summerfield Park in Winson Green, Birmingham, during Friday afternoon.

A 17-year-old boy became the fifth person to be arrested on suspicion of murder earlier.

A further three boys and a girl, all aged 17, were arrested in recent days and all remain in police custody, West Midlands Police said.

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Mr Ali was stabbed in Summerfield Park on Dudley Road, Winson Green

Mr Ali's family have pleaded for witnesses to the attack to come forward.

"My young, loving, kind-hearted son has been taken away from his family.

"This is the greatest loss. As a mother, I seek justice for my son Sohail and plead to any witnesses to come forward and contact the police."

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