Monday November 5, 2018
Victim who was stabbed in the head was named locally in tributes
A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of a man who sustained fatal injuries after being stabbed in the head in Small Heath.
victim, named locally in a string of tributes as 41-year-old Bile
Fidhin, was fatally attacked in Coventry Road, near to the junction of
Wordsworth Road, Small Heath, at 5.10am on Saturday. He was taken to hospital with sustained serious head injuries but died later in hospital.
arrested a 41-year-old man handed who had handed himself in at a police
station and was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder.
He remains in police custody today (Mon) to be questioned over his involvement in the fatal attack. Meanwhile officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses or anyone else with information to come forward.
Detective Inspector Warren Hines, from West Midlands Police’s homicide team, said: "A man has tragically lost his life and we are still in the process of establishing what led to him sustaining these fatal injuries.
"The arrest is good progress, but we are following a number of lines
of enquiry and I would urge anyone who can assist us to get in touch as
soon as possible.
“Our thoughts remain with his family at what is a deeply distressing time and we are offering them all the support we can.”
with information can contact us via Live Chat at
west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call DI Hines via 101
or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote log number
474 of 3/11/18.
Mr Fidhin is believed to be married with children.
Dozens of tributes were paid on the Facebook page of the Ethiopian Somali Community group, based in Birmingham.
Part of the group's message said: Lord have mercy on him, Somalis are the same."
According to Mr Fidhin’s Facebook page, he worked as a medical supervisor at the Abbay Ethiosomali Foundation, based on Coventry Road.
It said its mission was to support "vulnerable communities" in the Somali region of Ethiopia.
His biography said he had also worked for Doctors Without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).
Writing on Facebook, Hamdi Essa said: “May God have mercy on him.”
Warsame H Galaal posted: “May God have mercy on him.”
Raage Ciroweyne wrote: “May Allah have mercy on bile Birmingham I mean a very good man."