Police Name Wolverhampton Stabbing Victims

Police have today named a man and woman who died following a knife attack at a flat in Merry Hill, in Wolverhampton on Wednesday.

Officers were called to a high-rise block in Leasowes Drive at around 9.45am following reports a knifeman had attacked two women in a property.

Ann-Marie James aged 33 was found with fatal stab wounds and pronounced dead at the scene, while her brother, Melvin, is understood to have turned the knife on himself and also died a short time later. Their 59-year-old mother was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds to her abdomen; she has undergone surgery but remains in a critical condition.

A post mortem examination has revealed that Ann-Marie died as a result of a stab wound to the chest and that Melvin died from multiple stab wounds. Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from Force CID is leading the investigation. He said:

"The family are absolutely devastated at the loss of Ann-Marie and Melvin, two people who were really dear to them. They have asked that their privacy is respected so they are able to grieve at this difficult time.

"My thoughts remain with the family who continue to be supported by specialist family liaison officers."

Anyone with information which may help DI Warren Hines should call 101. Alternatively, people who do not want to speak with police officers can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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