Keon Lincoln death: Three more arrested over murder of Birmingham teenager

Three more arrests have been made as the investigation into the murder of a Birmingham teenager continues.

West Midlands Police say 15-year-old Keon Lincoln was set upon by a group of youths with weapons in the Handsworth area of Birmingham on Thursday.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested at his home in Birmingham on Saturday night, while two others, aged 15 and 16, were arrested at a property in Walsall in the early hours of Sunday morning.

All three were detained on suspicion of murder and have been questioned throughout the day.

Another 14-year-old boy, who was arrested on Friday evening, has been released under investigation, with detectives being granted extra time to question another boy of the same age who was arrested on Friday morning.

The force added that Keon Lincoln died of gunshot and stab wounds following the attack in Handsworth.

Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Orencas from the force’s homicide unit said: “There has been no let-up in our quest to find those responsible for Keon’s murder and these are significant arrests.

“We are gathering a substantial amount of evidence which will take time to analyse, but we must be thorough to get justice for Keon’s family. They have been fully updated with the latest developments.”

West Midlands Police is still looking for information with regards to the attack – you can contact the force via the live chat on its website, call 101 or visit the dedicated portal to upload footage. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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