A man has been charged with murder after a 24-year-old died of multiple stab wounds.

Leneto Kellengbeck died shortly after police and paramedics were called to the Smith’s Wood area of Solihull on March 29.

West Midlands Police have now charged Demus Marcus, 24, of no fixed address, with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

The force said Marcus will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the force’s homicide team, said: “My thoughts continue to remain with Leneto’s family who have of course been kept fully updated about this development.”

In a statement issued three days after her son’s death, Mr Kellengbeck’s mother Jasmine said:
“Suddenly, my world has been turned upside down since my precious son became another victim of this dreaded knife crime.”

She added that her son, known to friends as Lenny, was “kind and thoughtful, and not the type of person who would just think of himself”.