Kirsty Wright Murder
Kirsty Wright murdered in Redditch West Mercia Police

Akeel Hussain, 29, is due to appear in court charged with the murder of Kirsty Wright in Redditch.

Hussain of Pembroke Croft, Birmingham, will appear before Kidderminster Magistrates' Court today after he was charged last night with Wright's murder.

The 21-year-old died from serious stab wounds following an attack in Evesham Road on Saturday.

Detective Inspector Jon Roberts from West Mercia Police said: "We are pleased to have reached this stage and charged Akeel Hussain with the murder of Kirsty Wright.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has come forward with information to assist our enquiry and also thank people from the Evesham Road area for the patience and support they have shown our officers as they have gone about their investigative work.

"I'd also like to take this opportunity to reassure local people that this appears to be a self-contained incident and that there is no reason for concern within the wider community.

"In addition, I'd just like to make it clear that at the present time Kirsty's family have no desire to make any comment about the loss they have suffered. Therefore, I would ask that their privacy is respected for the foreseeable future."