Dea-John Reid: Boy, 14, racially abused before stabbed to death
Dea-John Reid, 14, and his friends were subjected to racist language before being chased and stabbed to death in Kingstanding, Birmingham, police believe.
Six people have been arrested, including two teenagers, on suspicion of his murder.
- 14-year-old Dea-John Reid died from a stab wound to the chest
- Police believe he was subjected to racist language before being stabbed
- Racist language towards Dea-John and his friends is now being investigated
- 6 arrested on suspicion of murder – two are teenagers
A post-mortem examination confirmed he died from a stab wound to the chest.
Police believe he was chased by a group towards the nearby McDonald’s – they then fled the scene after he collapsed.
“We now believe there was an incident involving Dea-John and his friends shortly before the murder,” Det Ch Insp Stu Mobberley, from West Midlands Police, said.
“That quickly escalated, resulting in Dea-John’s tragic death.
“During this precursor incident racist language was directed at Dea-John and his friends – that’s now being investigated.”
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