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 Monday, 13 January, 2003, 04:08 GMT
Bride stabbed to death
The house, in Wright Street, Birmingham, where the body of the bride was found
The woman had been getting ready for her wedding
A bride-to-be has been found murdered at a house in Birmingham several hours before her wedding.

West Midlands police have launched a murder inquiry after the body of the 21-year-old Asian woman was found at 1400 GMT on Saturday.

Police say the woman had suffered multiple stab injuries to her chest during an attack in an upstairs bedroom.

Detectives are trying to trace a male relative, aged in his 30s.

Map showing location of incident in Birmingham

The family and friends were gathered at the address in Wright Street Alum Rock when they heard screaming as the woman was getting ready for her wedding.

Her body was discovered on the bedroom floor.

A short time later, another person was also found wounded in the garden of the house.

It is understood the groom tried to stop the attacker escaping and was injured in the process.

Detective Inspector Paul Dyer, who is leading the murder inquiry, confirmed a distant relative was being sought.

"It was ascertained that she had been subjected to a knife attack and from inquiries made it is strongly believed that a male relative was responsible for her death," he said.


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