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    UK - Aldridge - James Brindley 26 Stabbed whilst walking home

    This is up the road (well sort of) from where I live. I know several people who went to school with him. It's a horrible crime, the whole area is shocked by it.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...s-parents-arms
    A man who was stabbed through the heart while walking home from a night out died in his parents’ arms, detectives have said.

    West Midlands police said officers investigating the death of James Brindley in Aldridge, near Walsall, are appealing for the occupants of four cars, who passed the scene, to come forward. Brindley was attacked in the high street shortly before midnight on Friday.

    Officers have yet to find a murder weapon. Giving an update on the inquiry’s progress, DI Jim Munro confirmed that the 26-year-old died at the scene in his parents’ arms after they had rushed to his side.

    Munro said: “We know that four vehicles were travelling along Little Aston Road towards Aldridge town centre at the time we believe James was stabbed and we are very keen to speak to the occupants of those cars, two light in colour and the other two darker, as they may have seen what happened and could lead us to the killer.
    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...e-stab-murder/
    The 26-year-old was seen having a disagreement with two men who are then thought to have run off through The Croft park at around the time of the fatal attack, police revealed today.

    The young man from Aldridge died in his parents' arms on the village's High Street on Friday, after he was stabbed through the heart following a night out with friends.

    The attack, described as 'callous' and brutal' by detectives, is believed to have happened out of view of CCTV in the Little Aston Road area shortly before midnight.


    Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...LfHXeSPOuH4.99
    The link above has a map to help understand the area. What I found scary was that the area of road where there is no CCTV is quite small. He was seen walking along the road on one camera and then when he was picked up by the second one, he was already stabbed. Did the attackers know this?

    They are looking for 4 cars (photos on the links above) which were seen on CCTV around the time he was stabbed, in the hope that maybe they saw something as they drove past. They also are searching for 2 men who were seen around the area on food at the time.

    “The attack lasted just seconds and four 16-year-old lads just leaving their school prom were the first to assist James by calling emergency services and providing immediate first aid.

    “They were also able to get in touch with James’s parents.”
    I've read other articles about this as well - the 4 lads found him, and called his family and girlfriend after they had phoned an ambulance. The bit about him dying in his parents arms had me sobbing. It's just horrible and it's in an area where this kind of thing rarely happens. Not that it makes it any better or worse sorry, I just meant that it's a quiet area .

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    Just up the road from me also and i also haveany mutual friends with him. Sad state ofthe world.

    I believe 2 of the 4 car drivers have now come forward

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    Quote Originally Posted by sar2them1984 View Post
    Just up the road from me also and i also haveany mutual friends with him. Sad state ofthe world.

    I believe 2 of the 4 car drivers have now come forward

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    Oh good, glad two of them have come forward. At first I misread the articles and thought that the police suspected all 4 cars of being involved which had me totally confused but then I realised what was meant.

    The area where there is no CCTV, is that widely known? Or was it just chance do you think? I don't tend to go into Aldridge very much so I don't know the area that well.

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    https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...or-first-time/

    In an emotional appeal for the public's help, Beverley Brindley thanked people for their support in the wake of her 26-year-old son's death.

    James was stabbed through the heart while walking home from a night out in Aldridge at around midnight on June 23. He died in his parents' arms.

    See also: James' parents reveal final conversation with son

    Today, West Midlands Police issued new video showing the suspects on the night of the tragedy.

    The two men are captured in the Whetstone Lane and Churn Hill Road area of Aldridge both before and after James was stabbed on Little Aston Road by The Croft.


    Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/news/...L6tFKPbVW1X.99
    Aldridge being such a small area, I'd like to think someone would know who they were. Assuming they were from the area that is

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    http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/t...ail/story.html
    A TEENAGER and a man have been arrested on suspicion of murder by detectives investigating the death of an Aldridge man.

    The 17-year-old and a 20-year-old - both 'local' and from the Walsall area were detained on Wednesday evening (July 12) and are being questioned in police custody.

    James was stabbed to death on Little Aston Road by The Croft on the evening of Friday 23 June as he made his way home.

    On Tuesday this week James' parents made an emotional plea for information to catch their son's killer and detectives have been working tirelessly to follow every lead.


    Read more at http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/t...bkOIhFtpg5K.99



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