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Social worker stabbed to death 'during visit'


Belinda Rose, 63, who was stabbed to death in Birmingham this weekend was a social worker out on a visit to a home, neighbours have said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday afternoon.

One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "It is really tragic, Belinda was the assigned social worker for the house which is a house of multiple occupancy.

"We used to see her all the time and she was a lovely woman. She really had a passion for her job and was brilliant with people.

"She used to check on the residents she was responsible for and ensured they lived the best life they could.

"We became quite close over time and she used to invite us to parties and nights out.

"I can't stop thinking about Belinda, and her family, she had been dealing with her husband who had been very ill recently, so for this to happen now is beyond belief."

"I just can't believe this happened so close to our home, thank god the kids were not playing outside when it happened, anything could have happened."

Another neighbour, who also wished to remain anonymous, added: "There were police all over the place over the weekend, we knew something serious had happened.

Neighbours said Belinda had been working for the landlord of the property providing "supported living" for tenants.

A resident said: "She was working between various properties that the landlord owned and looking after tenants, who had various problems including autism.

"It was a private arrangment. She had worked as a social worker for the prison service and all over, and just loved working with people."

Inderjit Ram, 52, of Great Barr, Birmingham, is due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday charged with murder.