POLICE are trying to trace a cyclist who bumped into stab victim Adrian Locke and bought him brandy on the day he was killed.

Mr Locke was found by paramedics with stab wounds outside 42a Teme Road, Tolladine, at about 7.20pm on Wednesday, January 2.

However, some time during the afternoon he had been out on his bicycle and was hit by another cyclist near the shops on Rose Avenue. Detectives believe the man may hold important information in the case. Witnesses say the 39-year-old of Wych Road, Droitwich, was knocked off his bike and the other cyclist, described as a white man in 30s or 40s, went to the nearby shops and bought him a bottle of brandy to apologise.

Detective Sergeant Pete Sherwood said: “We are currently piecing together Adrian Locke’s movements on the day he was stabbed and we have been told by a number of witnesses about this incident. We would like to speak to the gentleman involved as he may have some information that could prove useful.”

Despite the efforts of paramedics, Mr Locke was confirmed dead by a doctor a short time after the stabbing.

l Micah Golding, aged 21, of Cross Farm Road, Harbourne, Birmingham, was charged with murder and two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, heroin and crack cocaine, on Tuesday, January 8. He is currently remanded in custody. Rafael Marks, aged 20, of Nooklands Croft, Birmingham, was charged with being Golding's co-conspirator in the two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs. Marks was also charged with possession of an illegal firearm, which relates to an offence from May 2011 in Birmingham. He appeared at Worcester magistrates court on Monday, January 7 and was remanded into custody.

Anyone with information should call police on the non-emergency number 101.