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A murder investigation has been launched after a 15-year-old boy died following a stabbing in Wolverhampton last night (Tuesday 29 May). Officers were called to Langley Road, Merry Hill, just after 11pm following reports of disorder involving a group of youths. The teenager was taken to hospital with serious injuries but was sadly confirmed dead a short time later.

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, said:

"For anyone to have their life taken in this way is truly heartbreaking. For this to happen to someone so young is almost incomprehensible.

"The killing has devastated the victim's family, friends and the wider West Midlands.

"I have every confidence the police are working around the clock to catch those responsible and will bring them to justice.

"This attack is another stark reminder that we must not tolerate the violent crimes that are plaguing communities up and down the country.

"To help reverse the rise in violent crime I am investing an extra £2 million to tackle the causes. The initiatives include mentoring schemes to help young people make the right life choices, employing mediators to defuse gang violence and supporting individuals to escape the cycle of crime."

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