UPDATE: Police tonight arrested Junior Saleem Oakes, also known as Mohammed Saleem (Salim) Junior Oakes, 28, on suspicion of the murder of a 22-year-old woman in a taxi in Birmingham, sources said.


A woman was stabbed to death in a taxi today and police are hunting a man who fled the scene.

West Midlands Police said the taxi driver called emergency services after the attack in the Northfield area of Birmingham this morning, but the woman could not be saved.

A force spokeswoman said a man ran from the scene, at the junction of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane.

Detective Chief Inspector Wayne Jones said: "Officers have sealed off the scene of this incident, and are making significant inquiries in the local area, as we conduct searches for a man who we believe ran from the scene.

"We appeal for witnesses to the incident to come forward as well as anyone who may have been in the area and seen a man running from the vicinity of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane at around 8am today."

Police appealed for witnesses to contact officers at the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Birmingham on 101.

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