A TEEN boy has died after being “stabbed” as police arrested a 16-year-old suspect for murder and a woman, 46, for assisting an offender.
The boy, 15, was tragically found with knife wounds just after 4pm today near a canal bridge in Pendeford, Wolverhampton.
West Midlands Police said in a statement: “We’ve arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of murder after a 15-year-old died in Wolverhampton today.
“The ambulance service called us just before 4.15pm to say that they were treating an injured child near to a canal bridge on Reapers Walk, Pendeford.
“Sadly, the boy passed away. His family have been told this devastating news.
“We’re working hard to understand exactly what happened but at this time we believe the boy was stabbed.
“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends whose lives have been forever changed.
“A cordon has been placed around the scene and we’re speaking to witnesses and fast-tracking a review of CCTV in the area.
“A 46-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. The boy and the woman are both from Wolverhampton and were arrested shortly before 7pm.
“Anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to us should contact us urgently via Live Chat on the right of your screen.
“Information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Please quote reference number 2838 of 27/05/22.”