Four men being held over disorder in which a man was stabbed to death have been re-arrested on suspicion of murder.

The suspects, aged between 24 and 27, were initially detained on suspicion of violent disorder after a man was fatally stabbed in Sparkbrook, Birmingham.

The victim, named by a local councillor as 32-year-old Ikram Elahi, was believed to have been shot but a post-mortem examination has established that he died from a stab wound to the neck.

West Midlands Police said a major investigation is continuing after the stabbing during a fight between two groups of men on Wednesday evening.

Cordons remain in place on Grantham Road and Farm Road whilst thorough forensic examinations of the scene are carried out.

Two other men aged in their 20s were taken to hospital following the clashes, one with a gunshot wound and one suffering from a life-threatening slash wound.

A fifth man arrested after the disorder on suspicion of a drugs offence has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Superintendent Bas Javid said "The investigation continues today and we are working hard to establish the full circumstances of what has happened.

"We appreciate how unsettling this is for the community especially when guns and knives are used.

"We would encourage people not to speculate and again I would reiterate that there is nothing to suggest this will spark any further disorder.

"We remain in close liaison with local communities and we are listening to any concerns they may have as well as keeping them as up to date with the investigation as possible."

Paying tribute to Mr Elahi on Twitter, local councillor Mariam Khan, wrote: "RIP Ikram Elahi. The young man who passed away after getting shot this evening in Sparkbrook. A life lost over a dispute. Terrible news."