Police are searching Birmingham for a man who’s suspected of stabbing a woman in a taxi.
The woman, who was 22 years old, died at the scene following the incident at 8am at the junction of Dimsdale Road and Hoggs Lane in Northfield.
She’d been a passenger in a taxi along with a man, who ran away from the scene after she was injured.
The taxi driver called the police and ambulance service but the woman died from her injuries at the scene.
DCI Wayne Jones, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, said: “Officers have sealed off the scene of this incident, and are making significant enquiries in the local area as we search for the man who ran from the scene.
“We believe that the victim and the suspect are known to one another and one line of inquiry is that this incident is domestic related.”
“The suspect we are searching for is described as a mixed-race Asian man, around 5ft 8in tall, in his 20s, with short black hair. He was wearing a dark jacket.”
“We urge anyone who witnessed the incident or who has seen this man, to come forward and contact police.”
Dimsdale Road, Hoggs Lane and Norrington Road have been closed whilst emergency services work at the scene and detectives begin forensic examinations.
Superintendent Andy Shipman, from Birmingham South Police, added: “We urge local people to come forward to help with this investigation.
“Our officers are out in the area conducting house to house enquiries and speaking to members of the community to offer some reassurance to those distressed by this morning’s events.”
“Violent crime is very rare in south Birmingham and we hope local people can be reassured that this is being treated as an isolated incident between two people, at this stage of the investigation.”
“Relatives of the victim are being informed and will be supported by specialist liaison officers from West Midlands Police.”