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UK: Keon Lincoln murder probe: Boy dies after Handsworth attack

A 15-year-old boy has died after being attacked in a residential street by a group of youths “armed with knives”.

Police said Keon Lincoln was “set upon” at about 15:30 GMT on Thursday on Linwood Road, in Handsworth, Birmingham, and died later in hospital.

The attackers fled the scene in a car which crashed into a house a short distance away, added police, who said they had since seized the vehicle.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody.

The investigation is progressing “at pace”, according to the West Midlands force, which detained the suspect on Friday morning.

Det Ch Insp Alastair Orencas, who is leading a murder inquiry, said Keon died “in the most violent of circumstances”.

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