Samuel Simret named as victim of Summer Lane stabbing
www.birminghammail.co.uk | August 31, 2016
Teenager due in court on Monday charged with murder
Above: Police conduct a fingertip search after the Summer Lane stabbing
A teenager has been charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death in Birmingham .
Samuel Simret, 26, was knifed near the RK Wines off-licence in Summer Lane, close to the junction with Constitution Hill, Tuesday evening.
Emergency services flooded the scene but the victim died on Thursday.
A post-mortem examination revealed that Mr Simret died of a single stab wound to the chest.
Alexander Habte, of Conybere Street in Highgate, was charged with murder on Saturday night by West Midlands Police .
The 19-year-old was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning.
Det Chief Insp Paul Joyce, of West Midlands Police CID, said: “Clearly the decision to charge a man over the murder is a significant development however we are still trying to piece together the circumstances that led up to the incident.
“I would urge anyone with information who has yet to contact police, or any witnesses, to call my team on the 101 number.”
The area, which is overlooked by modern apartment blocks, was cordoned off by police while officers conducted a forensic search on Wednesday.
One resident from City Heights flats, said: “There were three police cars, one ambulance sat there for most of the evening.
“There’s been someone on patrol all evening.
“They knocked doors to see if anyone had seen or heard anything. This was about 8.30pm.”
The incident was the second serious stabbing in Birmingham city centre in 24 hours.
A teenager was left critically ill following an attack in the Carrs Lane area on Monday.
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.