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Six people, including two young teenagers, have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Birmingham.

The boy was confirmed dead at the scene on College Road, Kingstanding, at about 19:30 BST on Monday.

West Midlands Police said a 13-year-old boy was detained in the Walsall area and a 14-year-old boy was arrested from a vehicle in Cheshire.

Four men, aged 33, 35, 36 and 38, have also been held, the force added.

Police said the victim - who has not been formally identified - was thought to have been chased towards the nearby McDonald's by a group of youths who fled the scene after the teenager collapsed.

He was pronounced dead a short time later.

A post-mortem examination has confirmed the boy died from a stab wound to his chest.

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All six were arrested within a few hours on Tuesday afternoon, the force said.

The 33-year-old man was arrested from an address in Kingstanding at 15:35 BST followed by the 13-year-old boy.

Police said the 38-year-old man and 14-year-old boy were detained from the vehicle and the other two men - aged 35 and 36 - surrendered to police stations in the West Midlands.

A police officer stands near the scene on College Road, Kingstanding, north of Birmingham
image captionWest Midlands Police previously said there is "nothing to suggest" the stabbing was racially-motivated but have since said they are "keeping an open mind"
Det Ch Insp Stu Mobberley said: "We've made rapid progress on the investigation so far and these arrests are a significant step forward.

"We are keeping an open mind and pursuing all lines of enquiry. We ask people not to speculate on social media."

The force has voluntarily referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after "looking at previous incidents involving the victim".

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