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Teenager in court over murder of Hazrat Umar in Birmingham | UK News



A teenager has been charged after an 18-year-old was stabbed to death in the street in Birmingham.

Hazrat Umar, 18, died after being stabbed in Norwood Road, Bordesley Green, on Monday.

He was the third teenager to die in a stabbing in Birmingham in 12 days.

A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged, and will appear in front of magistrates today.

Sidali Mohammed (left) and Abdullah Muhammad both died as a result of knife crime in Birmingham
Sidali Mohammed (left) and Abdullah Muhammad died as a result of knife crime in Birmingham

Mr Umar’s family said: “Hazrat Umar was so very loved by all his family, especially his parents.

“They were overjoyed with the birth of their precious son after over 20 years.

“The emptiness we feel after losing Hazrat can’t be described. Nobody deserves to have their life ended this way.

“Hazrat brought warmth, kindness and love to all his family and friends. Nothing can take away the pain of his untimely and tragic departure.”

Friends called him a “really nice kid” and a “lovely guy”.

One said: “[Hazrat] wasn’t even a trouble maker – there was no beef for someone to stab him.”

Mr Umar’s death came after 16-year-old Abdullah Muhammad was found fatally wounded in Small Heath.

Sidali Mohamed, also 16, died in hospital on 15 February after he was attacked outside a college in Balsall Heath.

After the stabbings, West Midlands Police implemented Section 60 powers in Birmingham, meaning police officers would be able to stop and search anyone “without reasonable grounds” until 3am on Tuesday morning.

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