Tipton man charged with murdering Dudley man Stuart Roe
Martyn Turley, from Whitehouse Street in Tipton, was arrested at around 4pm the same day and last night charged with murder.
It’s alleged the 57-year-old fatally stabbed Mr Roe, from Quarry Bank High Street, in Springfield Drive, Halesowen, at around 1.30am.
The 34-year-old was found in the street by a member of the public shortly after but despite the best efforts of paramedics was pronounced dead at the scene.
Turley has been charged with murder and possessing and offensive weapon in public and is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (1 Jan).
Detective Inspector Caroline Corfield said there are still unanswered questions over Mr Roe’s death and has appealed for information from the public.
“My officers have done brilliantly to gather enough evidence to bring a murder charge against the suspect.
“Clearly that’s a significant step but I still need anyone who was in the area on Saturday night into Sunday morning – especially in the Britannia pub in Halesowen Street, Rowley Regis where Mr Roe had visited shortly before his death – to get in touch.
“Did anyone see him in or near the pub or see him leave just after 1am? Or did anyone see him during the 20 minute walk from the pub to the murder scene in Springfield Drive?
“There is also the possibility that anyone driving near the scene or who lives nearby may have recorded vital evidence on dash-cams or CCTV – so again I’d ask them to check the video and get in touch if they believe they have footage of interest.”
The homicide team can be contacted via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.