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Horrified walkers find teen stabbed to death on grassland as police launch murder probe

LEFT TO DIE

A HORRIFIED dogwalker discovered a teenager stabbed to death in Coventry tonight with cops now hunting the knifeman.

The young man, whose age has not been released, was found collapsed with multiple knife wounds on grassland at around 7pm tonight.

Emergency crews were scrambled but sadly the victim couldn't be saved and he was declared dead at the scene.

Cops have now launched a murder probe but no arrests have been made.

A cordon is now in place while forensic officers investigate and conduct door-to-door inquiries.

West Midlands Police said: "Enquiries are underway to identify the body and understand what led up to the killing.

"We’re appealing for anyone who was in the Petitor Crescent area of Wood End this afternoon or early evening and saw anything suspicious, a disorder, or people running from the scene to get in touch as they could hold important information."

KNIFE CRIME EPIDEMIC

They have asked for anyone with information or dashcam footage to get in touch with police on 101 or message the force on Live Chat via the website quoting log 2263 from 5 Feb.

The murder comes after a 16-year-old boy was left fighting for life after being stabbed in Highgate, North London, this afternoon.

Police raced to the scene at around 4pm to discover the boy with knife wounds.

He was rushed to hospital where he has been described as being in a critical condition.

Knife crime has rocketed across Britain this year, with 40 blade offences every day in the worst hit areas.

A probe has found many regions of the UK have seen the number of gruesome incidents rise by more than 100 per cent over the past decade.

A Sun Online investigation can reveal London remains by far the worst city in the country for knife-related crime.

In the last 12 months to September 2019, there were 15,080 incidents in the capital - nearly two an hour.

The West Midlands, West Yorkshire and the Thames Valley area are the next worst hit places in the UK - with the former seeing 5,280 offences over the past 12 months.