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A man has been charged with the murder of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid who was stabbed to death in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police said Michael Shields, 35, from Alvis Walk, Castle Bromwich, was due appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court later.

The force said a 38-year-old man and 14-year-old boy remained in custody for questioning.

Two other men, aged 36 and 33, and a 13-year-old boy have been released with no further action.

Det Ch Insp Stuart Mobberley said it was a "significant step forward" but the investigation would continue to find if anyone else was involved.

A post-mortem examination confirmed Dea-John died from a stab wound to the chest in College Road, in the Kingstanding area of the city on Monday.

A police tent at the scene on College Road, Kingstanding, north of Birmingham,
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image captionDea-John Reid was confirmed dead at the scene in Kingstanding, Birmingham, on Monday
Dea-John's family said he was an "incredibly talented young boy" and added: "We have lost a son, his siblings have lost a brother and others have lost a friend."

They also thanked people "for their outpouring of love and support throughout this tragic and challenging time".

West Midlands Police said it had referred the case to the Independent Office for Police Conduct as it examined previous incidents involving Dea-John.

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