Man jailed for zombie knife attack in Bartley Green

A Birmingham man has been convicted of killing his neighbour today (22 Dec) at Nottingham Crown Court.

Stephen McCarron died from multiple slash and stab wounds after being attacked yards from his home in Bartley Green.

Mr McCarron lived alone and regularly walked the same area as part of his morning routine.

CCTV footage on the morning of 11 March earlier this year shows Mr McCarron have a brief verbal exchange with Tamari Greaves, a resident in the opposite block of flats, as they crossed paths on Scotland Lane – Mr McCarron on foot and Greaves on his electric bike.

Greaves was then captured returning to his flat and exiting a few minutes later. He appeared to be looking for someone and not long later the two men came into contact again on Bigwood Drive. This time the men confronted each other with weapons. Mr McCarron was carrying a machete and Greaves drew two Zombie knives.

Sadly Mr McCarron suffered several severe blows causing catastrophic injuries, some caused by his own weapon, which had been quickly taken from him by Greaves. He managed to escape but collapsed a short distance away and, although emergency services were called, he died at the scene.


Greaves, aged 21 from Jiggins Lane, has now been found guilty of manslaughter and having a bladed weapon in a public place. He will be sentenced on 3 February 2023.

Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from our homicide unit, said: “We may never know what sparked the confrontation between the two men which led to the death of one and the loss of freedom of the other, but I do know it was a senseless loss of life and my thoughts remain with Mr McCarron’s family.”

Following his death Mr MrCarron’s family paid tribute to him saying: “A much loved son, brother, uncle, great uncle who be sadly missed by his family and friends in the West Midlands, Kendal, Cumbria, Essex and Brighton. RIP.”

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