Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of murder after 15-year-old killed

West Midlands police placed a cordon around the crime scene in a suburb of Wolverhampton.

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a 15-year-old boy in Wolverhampton.

The victim was found injured near a canal bridge in the suburb of Pendeford at around 4.15pm on Friday and later died. Police believe he had been stabbed.

West Midlands police said a 16-year-old boy from Wolverhampton was arrested shortly before 7pm, and a 46-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

A cordon was placed around the crime scene and officers were speaking to witnesses and reviewing CCTV.

West Midlands police said anyone with information could contact the force via a live chat service on its website or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 2838 of 27 May 2022.

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