Birmingham murder probe: Second 14-year-old arrested over Keon Lincoln’s death

Andy Gregory
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<p> Keon Lincoln died on Thursday after being attacked by a group of youths in Birmingham</p> (PA)

Keon Lincoln died on Thursday after being attacked by a group of youths in Birmingham


A second 14-year-old has been arrested by police investigating the murder of a teenage boy in Birmingham.

Keon Lincoln, 15, was attacked by an armed group of youths in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon and died in hospital.

West Midlands Police said a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of murder on Friday night, and that he remains in custody for questioning.

Another 14-year-old boy, arrested on Friday morning, also remains in custody.

“This is a challenging investigation given the number of offenders we believe were involved, but I have a dedicated team of officers working 24/7 to identify those involved and we are making swift progress,” said Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Orencas, from the force's homicide unit.

“This arrest is another step forward and Keon's family have been fully updated with this latest development. My thoughts remain with them in their time of grief.”

The attack took place in Linwood Road, Handsworth, shortly after 3.30pm. Witnesses heard gunshots and said the attackers were carrying knives.

Officers believe the group of assailants fled in a white car, which later crashed into a house in Wheeler Street, Lozells.

Cordons put in place at the scene of the incident and where the car was found abandoned have now been lifted.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to establish the cause of death.

Police are urging anyone with dashcam footage or any other information related to the case to come forward.

Additional reporting by PA

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