Man knifed to death at hotel in Birmingham, UK

A 20-year-old man has been stabbed to death at a city centre hotel in Birmingham.

Detectives have launched a murder probe and said their thoughts are with the victim’s family after receiving ‘such shocking news’.

Officers were called to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Holliday Street at around 7.20pm, on July 21, where the 20-year-old victim was found.

Hotel staff tried to save him until paramedics arrived and took over CPR.

He was rushed to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

West Midlands Police say a 19-year-old has been arrested this morning and remains in custody.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, who is leading the murder investigation, said: “A young man has tragically lost his life and our thoughts are with his family after receiving such shocking news.

“They have been fully updated with news of our arrest and are being supported by specialist officers.”

Police say the victim and the teenager in custody are thought to have known each other.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.22pm to reports of a stabbing in Crowne Plaza, Holliday Street, Birmingham.

“Two ambulances and a paramedic officer attended the scene with the first crew arriving within two minutes of the 999 call being made.

“When ambulance staff arrived the found a man in cardiac arrest being given CPR by hotel staff.

“They quickly took over resuscitation efforts and continued emergency treatment on the man en route to hospital where, upon arrival, his condition was described as critical.”

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