More arrests in Bailey Atkinson murder investigation

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Police have arrested six men as they continue their enquiries into the murder of Bailey Atkinson in Walsall town centre.

Officers detained two men, aged 19 and 20, after stopping a vehicle in Leamore earlier this week. They were arrested on suspicion of Bailey’s murder and remain in police custody today for questioning.

They also detained four men - aged 18, 20, 21 and 25 - from an address in Worcester during the early hours of this morning. They were also arrested on suspicion of murder and have been taken into custody where they will be questioned.

Bailey was attacked on the High Street during the early hours of 28 January. He was taken to hospital, but died of his injuries. A post-mortem revealed the 20-year-old, from Bloxwich, had died of multiple stab wounds.

Police have already charged three boys - two aged 16 and another aged 15 - in connection with his murder. 

Anyone with information to assist enquiries can contact officers via Live Chat at, quoting log 225 of 28 January. Alternatively, you can speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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