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Double murder probe launched as two women found stabbed to death

Police have launched a double murder investigation after two women were stabbed to death.

Emergency services were called to a property in Belle Walk, Birmingham, at around 11am on Monday.

A woman, aged 43, died at the scene from her injuries. A second woman, aged 52, was found at a house next door and taken to hospital where she died shortly after.

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, West Midlands Police said.

Detective Inspector Nick Barnes, from the force’s homicide team, said: ‘The tragic events of this morning appear to be domestic related as it’s thought the suspect and the two victims are known to each other.

‘We’ve closed the area while forensic examinations are carried out and we’ve got specially trained officers supporting the families at this devastating time.

‘Two women have lost their lives and we’re doing all we can to understand the circumstances of this tragedy.’

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a critical care car with an advanced paramedic and the West Midlands CARE Team attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: ‘On arrival crews found one woman who was sadly confirmed deceased on scene.

‘A second woman sustained serious injuries and was in a critical condition.

‘She was given advanced life support before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to hospital.

‘Sadly, despite the best efforts, nothing could be done to save her, and she was confirmed dead at hospital a short time later.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police using the Live Chat on their website or by calling 1010. Please quote log number 1212 of 16 March.