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Uncle charged with murder after death of niece, 11

12 February 2018

Police were called to Kent Road just before 1am this morning after a neighbour heard a disturbance.

An 11-year-old girl who died after being stabbed several times was a "shining star", her father has said.

According to the force, she had suffered multiple injuries, including a serious head wound.

She was left in a critical condition, but lost her fight for life in hospital this afternoon.

A post mortem examination is due to take place today (Sunday 11 February) to determine the cause of death.

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On Saturday, Jasmine's father Simeon Forrester...

Amid dozens of bunches of flowers left by shocked friends and neighbours, on a card entitled "Loving memories of a special daughter", he had written: "My shining star".

Detective inspector Ian Wilkins of West Midlands police, said: "We are continuing to support Jasmine's family at this truly tragic time". We are utterly devastated.

Meanwhile an 80 year old woman is also being treated for a dislocated shoulder.

He has been remanded in custody and will appear at Walsall Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Police say they are not seeking anyone else in connection with the stabbing, but added if anyone has information please get in contact with us.

Police say the they now trying to determine the cause of incident.

He said: 'This is an extremely distressing incident and our sympathies go out to everyone affected.

"We are working to establish exactly what has happened, and fully understand the impact that this will have on the community".

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Uncle charged with murder after death of niece, 11