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Murder inquiry launched after man stabbed in Halesowen
9:35am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
A MURDER inquiry has been launched after a man was stabbed to death during a fight at a house in Halesowen last night.
Two men, a 49-year-old and a 28-year-old are in police custody in connection with the incident at a property in Graham Road.
Police, who were called to reports of a disturbance, arrived at the scene at around 9pm to find the victim collapsed having suffered a stab wound.
The door of the house had been forced open.
Ambulance staff attended but the man could not be saved and he died as a result of his injuries. His family have been informed.
Two men were arrested from the house, a 49-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of murder, whilst a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of using violence to secure entry to premises.
Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, has launched a murder inquiry into the man's death.
DCI Jones said: "A man has lost his life in what appears to be an argument amongst people known to one another at the home of one of the men.
"The address has been sealed off and will be the subject of extensive forensic work today to determine further detail of exactly what happened last night.
"We urge anyone who knows anything that may help our investigation to come forward at their earliest opportunity."
Officers are patrolling the area today to provide reassurance to concerned residents living locally.
To speak to detectives investigating the man's death call Force CID at Bloxwich on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.