Manhunt in London after man fatally stabbed at hotel 100 miles away

Detectives investigating a fatal stabbing in Birmingham are on a manhunt in London.

A man was stabbed on Tuesday July 21 at a hotel in the city centre.

West Midlands Police have now have released details of a man they are searching for.

Ceasar Bello, who also uses the name Peace, aged 18, is being sought over the killing of Panashe Bako, aged 20, who was fatally stabbed at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Holliday Street at around 7:20pm.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday (July 22) and he remains in custody after they were given extra time to question him.

Police have been following a number of lines of enquiry to trace Bello, who they believe may be in London, but he has not yet been arrested.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from the West Midlands Police homicide team, said: “My thoughts remain with Panashe’s family and friends at this very sad time.

“Our investigation into this tragic loss of a young man’s life is moving quickly as we try and determine exactly what happened.

“We believe Bello may have been involved and that he may have fled to London, so I’m asking for your help in tracing him.

“If anyone knows where he is or thinks they may have seen him, I’d urge them to contact us immediately.

“Anyone who may be shielding him through a sense of misguided loyalty, should be aware that they are committing an offence and could be prosecuted.

“It’s vitally important that we speak to him so I urge him to do the right thing and let us know where he is.”

Anyone who sees Bello is asked not to approach him but contact us immediately.

If you know anything please contact us via Live Chat at  www.west-midlands.police.uk  between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime.

If you’d rather stay anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, tell them what you know, not who you are.


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