Smethwick murder suspects still in custody as tributes left at stabbing scene

Four men arrested on suspicion of murdering Karl Gallagher in Smethwick are still being questioned by detectives.

West Midlands Police this morning confirmed the four murder suspects - aged 19, 19, 21 and 20 - remain in custody.
Mr Gallagher, 31 and from Smethwick, was stabbed to death in front of members of the public at West Cross Shopping Centre on Sunday.
Emergency services at the murder scene. Photo: SnapperSK
The scene near West Cross Shopping Centre where Mr Gallagher was stabbed
Meanwhile three men, aged 20, 21 and 22, held on suspicion of assisting an offender and a 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of obstructing police have all been released under investigation.
Floral tributes have been left metres away from where Mr Gallagher was stabbed just off Oldbury Road.

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