TWO men who were fatally stabbed in a cannabis factory robbery in Brierley Hill have been named by police.

The man pronounced dead in Pensnett Road following the disturbance was 19-year-old Khuzaimah Douglas from Moseley in Birmingham.

The 36-year-old man who later died in hospital has been named as Waseem Ramzan who lived in Pensnett Road, near where disorder broke out in the early hours of Thursday (February 20).

A 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob has now been further arrested on suspicion of murder and he remains in police custody.

Police say post mortem examinations are taking place to confirm the precise cause of death.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro from the Homicide Unit, who is leading the investigation, said: "We’ve been working throughout the night to take witness statements and seize CCTV. It’s helped us get a clearer understanding of what’s gone on.

“We believe around seven men attacked an address in which cannabis was being cultivated and were confronted by people who were inside the address.

“We’re working to identify who was involved and we’re making good progress.”

Detectives are still appealing for witnesses or anyone who was in the Pensnett Road area in the early hours of Thursday morning to get in touch.

Det Chief Inspector Munro added: “People may have witnessed the disorder, people or vehicles leaving the scene, or seen something suspicious. We need them to get in touch as every piece of information, no matter how small, could be crucial.

“I’d also like to hear from any motorists who were in the area at the time and have dash cam footage as they also may have recorded something important.”

Dudley Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner, added: “Our thoughts are with the families of two men who have tragically lost their lives. We have specially trained Family Liaison Officers working with them to offer support.

“This is an awful incident and we recognise the wider impact it can have on our communities. But what I would say is that we believe this address was deliberately targeted, it was not a random attack.

“In the immediate term, local officers are providing reassurance in the area and people should have seen an increase in patrols. Longer term we are working with partners including the council, health, education and charities to tackle violent crime and the root causes of violence.”

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police on 101.