A man has died after being stabbed to death on a bus in Handsworth on the 23rd January. The attack took place on Rookery Road at 10.43pm on the Number No 11A bus as it traveled through Handsworth.
The victim, a man in his thirties, died after emergency services used CPR but failed to save him. The police have released a description of the attacker; black, male, 5ft 9ins, aged around 30, wearing a baseball cap, padded jacket and carrying dark duffel-type bag.
As of now, it is believed the weapon was a pocket knife. After stabbing the victim on the upper deck, the suspect fled the bus, heading towards Soho Road.
Detectives have launched an investigation and are seeking whether it was recorded on the bus CCTV. A post-mortem may also take place to find the cause of death.
Tom Chisholm, the temporary Superintendent at the West Midlands Police Force CID said, “There was not much of a build-up to this incident. They very quickly facing each other and it became physical.”
He explained: “The investigation is in the early stages but it is believed the man was stabbed following an altercation between him and the offender on the upper deck of the outer circle No 11A bus as it travelled along Rookery Road in Handsworth.”
“I am appealing for anyone who was travelling on the bus last night and who has information or anyone who saw the offender after leaving the bus to call police.”
A spokesperson for the National Express West Midlands said “There was a fatal stabbing on a bus in Birmingham last night. We are helping West Midlands Police with their investigation into this tragic incident.”