Tributes to Andrew Gardner who died after being stabbed in Handsworth

West Midlands Police have arrested a suspect for murder

<p>Andrew Gardner</p>

Andrew Gardner

Police have named the man murdered in Handsworth as Andrew Gardener. They have also arrested a 19 year-old suspect on suspicion of murder.

Mr Gardener, aged 41, died in hospital on Sunday evening after being stabbed just after 7.15pm in Alexandra Road, in Handsworth.The man was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, September 21).

Andrew’s family have paid tribute to their ‘caring, loving son, father, brother and uncle’. They said: “His passing will leave a big hole in our lives, but he will be forever in our hearts.” A post mortem examination is due to be held later this week.

Andrew Gardner

Detective Inspector Michelle Thurgood, from the West Midlands Police homicide unit, said: “Our sympathies are very much with Andrew’s family as they come to terms with his loss.

“Our investigation has progressed swiftly and even though we have made an arrest, I still urge anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has camera phone or dash cam footage should contact us via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website quoting log 3200 of 18/9. Or you can stay anonymous by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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