- Shawn Seesahai was found fatally wounded in a park in Bilston, Wolverhampton
Two 12-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of murdering a teenager who was stabbed to death near a primary school.
Shawn Seesahai was found with serious stab wounds on playing fields off Laburnum Road, East Park, in Bilston, Wolverhampton, on Monday night, November 13.
Despite the best efforts of medics the 19-year-old was sadly pronounced dead just before 8.30pm.
West Midlands Police (WMP) has now revealed it has arrested two adolescents on suspicion of his murder.
The pair were detained at their home addresses on Tuesday night and remain in custody, the force said.
DCI Dave Sanders, from the WMP homicide team, said: ‘Our thoughts remain with Shawn’s family, who have been fully updated with this latest development.
‘Our investigation is moving at pace and we continue to encourage anyone with information to contact us.’
Emergency services had rushed to the scene near Stowlawn Primary School on Monday night after reports of a stabbing.
On arrival they found Mr Seesahai, who sadly died shortly afterwards.
WMPsaid Shawn’s family are being supported by specialist officers while detectives hunt for the knifeman.
The force has urged any witnesses who were in area from between 6pm and 10pm to get in touch.
Officers were seen conducting door-to-door enquiries, speaking to witnesses and trawling CCTV from around the area.
A police spokesperson added: ‘Some roads near the scene have been closed off as forensic experts carry out their examinations.
‘We also have extra patrols out in the surrounding area to offer reassurance to people and discuss any concerns they may have.’
Speaking before the arrests DCI Sanders said: ‘While our thoughts remain with Shawn’s family, our focus is on identifying exactly what has happened and bringing those responsible before the courts.
‘Enquiries are continuing and we’re asking motorists who were in the area to take a look at their dashcam as it may hold images or details which could be vital to our investigation.
‘And we’d urge anyone who has information, and hasn’t yet spoken with us, to come forward.’
West Midlands Ambulance Service said they sent two ambulances, a paramedic officer and two Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Cars to the scene.
A service spokesman said: ‘Crews arrived to discover a man who had suffered serious injuries in the incident and was in a critical condition.
‘They immediately began administering advanced life support but sadly, despite their best efforts, it became apparent nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.’
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or via Live Chat quoting log 4878 of November 13.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.