West Midlands Police are searching for the brother of a man stabbed to death in Small Heath Birmingham.
Clifton Waite - known as Colton - was discovered with knife wounds at a house on Waverley Road at around 9.50pm on Monday (November 8). Despite the best efforts of paramedics, Clifton, aged 56, was pronounced dead at the scene on.
Police have now released a picture of his 59 year-od brother Lenville Waite - known as Tony - who they say is the prime murder suspect. Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from Force CID, said: “Our thoughts remain with the Waite family at this awful time and our extensive investigations are continuing as we remain focussed on bringing them some closure.
“If you’ve seen Lenville Waite, who is also known as Tony, don’t approach him but call 999 immediately.” Footage posted on social media shows around ten police cars and vans, along with paramedics, at the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing at a private address on Waverley Road at 9.51pm.
“Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a trauma doctor attended the scene. On arrival we discovered one male patient who was in a critical condition and already receiving medical attention from police colleagues.
“Ambulance staff began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save the patient and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
Residents reacted with horror at the murder, with some saying they are now “too scared” to leave their homes. One elderly local said: “This used to be a nice area where people looked out for one another but it’s really gone to the dogs in the last few years. I’ve lived her a long time and for the first time in my life I’m actually scared to leave the house at night.”
Another mum said: “As a mum of two small children, this is a real worry to me. I just hope the police catch the person responsible.”
Recent knife crime incidents in Birmingham
Two teens faced knife attacks recently in Birmingham. Akeem Bailey, 17, passed away due to his wounds after being found around 6pm on Springfield Street in Ladywood on October 30. An 18-year-old, Zechariah Nelson, was charged with murder, wounding and possession of a bladed article and appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on November 7.
Another teenager suffered knife wounds to his face and arm after a fight at Birmingham’s Grand Central. He survived the attack.