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Man found in crashed car with fatal stab wound sparks murder hunt

Police have launched a murder hunt after a man involved in a car crash died from a fatal stab wound. Emergency crews were called to Metchley Lane, in Birmingham on Thursday afternoon.

Paramedics found a man inside the car who had been stabbed and rushed him to hospital where he was pronounced dead. West Midlands Police launched a murder investigation and are appealing to any witnesses who may have seen another man running away from the crashed car.

A force spokesperson said: “The man was found in a car which had crashed in Metchley Lane, Birmingham. Officers attended and found the man being treated by paramedics but sadly despite their efforts he was later pronounced dead at hospital.

“Roads in the area are cordoned off as enquiries get underway to establish exactly what happened. We're keen to hear from anyone who may have seen the car, which was silver, driving erratically from the direction of Harborne Lane prior to the crash.

“We're also keen to trace a man seen running from the car, as he may have vital information to help the investigation.” Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch, quoting log 2423 of 22 September.

Get in touch via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk or call 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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