Shannon Stanley murder: what happened to woman, 27, stabbed to death in Birmingham - and who was arrested?

A 27-year-old man called Pablo Hoad has been charged with Shannon Stanley’s murder.

A man has been charged with the murder of 27-year-old Shannon Stanley.

West Midlands Police made the announcement on 11 May - this was an update following the arrest of a man the previous day.

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Two people were arrested in connection to the murder, with one person being released shortly after being arrested.

Here’s what we know about Shannon’s murder, including information from the police on who has been charged and the moving tribute her family has issued following her tragic death.

What happened to Shannon Stanley?

On 10 May, a man was arrested on suspicion or murder following the death of a woman in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.

The arrest followed the death of a woman at a Mount Pleasant address, an address where police were called to in the early hours of Tuesday, 10 May (12.30am).

The woman died at the scene, and West Midlands Police immediately opened an investigation into the incident.

On 11 May, the woman was named as Shannon Stanley, and it was confirmed that she died after being found with stab wounds.

Who was arrested?

A 27-year-old man was arrested at around 1am at another Mount Pleasant address near to the scene.

The man, Pablo Hoard, has now been charged with the murder of Shannon Stanley.

Hoad remains in police custody and is set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (12 May).

A 24-year-old woman was also arrested yesterday on suspicion of murder. She has since been released on police bail.

West Midlands Police added that their enquiries are continuing.

A police spokesperson said: “Anyone who has not yet spoken to us, but has information, is asked to contact us via Live Chat on our website or call 101 quoting log 78 of 10 May.”

How has Shannon’s family paid tribute?

The family of Shannon Stanley, who was originally from Swindon, have issued a heart-felt tribute to Shannon, which was given on their behalf by a West Midlands Police Family Liaison Officer.

It reads: “Shannon was a much-loved daughter, sister, niece and cousin. She had many friends that also loved her dearly.

“She will be missed by us all and we ask as a family that we are allowed to grieve privately at this sad time.”

West Midlands Police have said their inquiries continue and urged anyone with information to come forward.