Man charged with murder

By Connie Osborne Monday 17 March 2014 Updated: 17/03 11:20

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A MAN has been charged with the murder of a Redditch woman.

Akeel Hussain, 29 and of Pembroke Croft in Birmingham, will appear at Kidderminster Magistrates' Court this morning (Monday) charged with stabbing Kirsty Wright to death.

He was arrested on Saturday afternoon (March 15) following an incident at an address on Evesham Road.

The 21-year-old victim was rushed to Alexandra Hospital with serious stab wounds but despite the best efforts of medical professionals she passed away yesterday morning (Sunday).

Det Insp Jon Roberts said: "We are pleased to have reached this stage and charged Akeel Hussain with the murder of Kirsty Wright.

"We’d like to thank everyone who has come forward with information to assist our enquiry and also thank people from the Evesham Road area for the patience and support they have shown our officers as they have gone about their investigative work.

"I’d also like to take this opportunity to reassure local people that this appears to be a self-contained incident and that there is no reason for concern within the wider community.

"In addition, I’d just like to make it clear that at the present time Kirsty’s family have no desire to make any comment about the loss they have suffered. Therefore, I would ask that their privacy is respected for the foreseeable future."

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