A man was brutally stabbed to death on Friday 23 August and left four other injured has left devastated relatives who described him ‘the backbone of our family’.
Hashim Khan, who was a dad, died after a serious incident in Witton Road, Sparkhill.
The 37-year-old has been described by his grieving relatives as “a wonderful loving husband, father, brother and friend”.
Mr Khan was discovered with serious injuries just after 10.40pm and was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement released through West Midlands Police on Sunday his family said: “Hashim was a wonderful loving husband, father, brother and friend.
“He touched the lives of many who knew him. He was the backbone in our family.
“We are out of our minds with grief, we are shattered, broken and can barely speak to anyone. We thank everyone for their kind words and condolences.
“At this moment in time we would like as a family to be left alone to come to terms with our loss and grieve in peace.”
Officers were called to reports of disorder, involving men who are understood to be known to each other, at an address on Wilton Road.
A 35-year-old man was found in the property with stab wounds remains in a serious condition in hospital.
Three other men, two in their 30s and one in their 40s, suffered injuries which were not serious.
A 32-year-old man who was detained on suspicion of murder is currently being treated in hospital for hand injuries and will be questioned in due course.
One man, in his 30s, who went to the man as he lay dying. He said:”It’s crazy. I was on ladypool road and I got a phone call from home saying there’s been some sort of disturbance.
“By the time I got here, there was already a couple of people holding the lad, pressing down on his wounds.
“It was horrible.
“You wouldn’t expect it to happen on the road and the way it happened – it was like a movie.”
Detectives continue to investigate and anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk, call 101 any time, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote log number 2972 of 23/8/19.