Teenager charged over fatal stabbing in Birmingham

Azim Azam

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of college student Azim Azam on Monday.

The teenager, who cannot be named because of his age, is from Kings Heath and will appear at Birmingham Youth Court.

West Midlands Police charged the youth over the murder of 16-year-old Azim on Wednesday evening (Sept 18).

The youngster was stabbed to death on the day he was due to start studying at Bournville College.

Azim was attacked after stepping off a bus in Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, on Monday morning.

On Tuesday Azim’s devastated family paid tribute to him.

They released a statement through West Midlands Police, it read: “Azim was a lovely young lad who was full of life. He was a bubbly character and all family and friends who knew him were aware of his friendly nature. He was looking forward to going to college to embark on a new chapter of his life.

“We still can’t get around the fact that someone can be so cruel and heartless enough to take a fellow human life. How can people go around thinking they are clever or big by carrying knives? We have lost a loved one.

“Finally, we would thank all family and friends for the support and please help us- if you have any idea of what has happened please tell the police. Rest in peace Azim; may Allah grant you a place in Heaven.”

The spot where Azim collapsed has been turned into a shrine.

Scores of flower bouquets have been left at the scene. More than 6,500 people have joined a Facebook tribute site.

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