The victim was found dead in the early hours in the early hours of Saturday, July 3

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A young man has been stabbed to death near a playground on a suburban housing estate.

The victim, who was in his 20s, was knifed in the early hours of this morning in Telford, Shropshire, and found lifeless near a restaurant.

Paramedics were unable to save him and he died at the scene on Saturday, July 3, Birmingham Live reports.

Two men, aged 21 and 30, have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

However, West Mercia Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward with any information following the bloodshed on the modern Millennium Village housing estate.

Det Chief Insp Dean Jones, of West Mercia Police, said: "We were called to the scene of the man having sadly died outside a restaurant on Holyhead Road this morning. His next of kin have been informed.

"A murder investigation has been launched and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the assault that we believe took place in the park and children’s play area near to Millennium Square, just off the Ketley Park Road.

"We’d also like to hear from anyone who has dash-cam fitted to their car and was driving in the area of the park (Ketley Park Road) and Holyhead Road. It is possible they may have captured footage which may help with our enquiries.

"We believe this to be an isolated incident, understandably our community will be distressed and we would invite anyone to speak with members of our Safer Neighbourhood and local policing patrols who will have an increased presence within the area over the coming days."

Anyone with information can contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 44i of 3 July 2021 or online under the Tell Us About section of the force website.

If you have information but don’t feel comfortable speaking to police, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers. It is 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call or I.P address. You can contact them online or by calling 0800 555 111.