Man charged over fatal stabbing in Halesowen
Written by Tristan Harris on January 1, 2019
THE MAN arrested over the fatal stabbing in Halesowen in the early hours of Sunday morning has been charged.
Martyn Turley from Whitehouse Street in Tipton was arrested at 4pm on the same day and has now been charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.
It is alleged the 57-year-old stabbed Dudley man Stuart Roe in Springfield Drive, Halesowen, at 1.30am on Sunday.
Mr Roe lived in Quarry Bank High Street.
The 34-year-old was found in the street by a member of the public but despite the best efforts of paramedics, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
Turley was due to appear in court today. Investigating officer
Det Insp Caroline Corfield said there were still unanswered questions over Mr Roe’s death and has appealed for anyone with any information to contact the police.
She said: “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.”
Anyone who has not yet come forward but has information on the incident should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.