Sheriff Mbye Bristol stabbing victim
Sheriff Mbye died after being stabbed in a fight in Bristol, on 17 April 2015.Handout/West Midlands Police

Police are seeking "a number of men" after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in Birmingham.

Sheriff Mbye, from the Lee Bank area, died from his wounds two hours after he suffered multiple stab wounds in a brawl, which also left a 19-year-old in a critical condition.

Mbye was reportedly rushed to hospital in a white Audi, which sped off and was later found abandoned seven miles away from the crime scene in Hickman Gardens, Ladywood.

Police were called to a KFC restaurant in Northfield, Birmingham, at 5pm on Friday, 17 April, following reports of a stabbing.

Upon arrival, they found a 19-year-old with stab wounds being treated by customers in a barbershop.

An 18-year-old man from Birmingham had earlier been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in police custody.

Forensic teams have sealed off part of Bristol Road South in order to search for clues as they conduct door-to-door inquiries and examine CCTV footage.

Police praise for local community

Tributes to Mybe were posted on the Facebook page of the local paper, the Birmingham Mail.

Detective Inspector Harry Harrison, from West Midlands Police thanked members of the local community for helping the police and the stabbing victims.

"My condolences go to the family of Sheriff who are heartbroken at losing their loved one," he said.

"I would like to reassure them that many people who were in the area at the time responded admirably to the terrible situation which confronted them. Both victims were tended to, details of possible people or vehicles involved were relayed to police and vital clues were guarded. Their assistance has been invaluable to our investigation.

"I'd also thank those people who have helped us so far and ask that others follow their lead by doing the right thing. If you were in the area at the time, and you have not yet spoken to police, please do so now.

"You may have seen the actual stabbings or the argument and scuffle beforehand. You could have possibly seen the Audi arriving at the scene or racing away after the attack. If you did, you need to call us immediately.

"This will have been a very frightening situation to witness but we are very experienced at supporting people who are worried about giving information."

Anyone with relevant information should call police on 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.