1 killed, 7 harm in a number of stabbings in Birmingham

Birmingham, September 6

The police mentioned they had been trying to find a person in relation to a two-hour stabbing spree within the metropolis of Birmingham, central England, early on Sunday, that left one man lifeless and 7 individuals injured, two of them critically.

According to experiences, West Midlands Police consider the victims had been picked at random and don’t consider the incident was terror or gang associated. The knife assaults occurred at 4 places within the metropolis centre, the police mentioned. “We are treating all four incidents as a linked series,” West Midlands Police Chief Superintendent Steve Graham mentioned.

“We are searching for one suspect and the inquiries to identify and then trace that suspect are under way,” he mentioned. There was no suggestion that the assaults had been focused at any part of the neighborhood or had been gang-related, he mentioned. “At this stage, we will not discover a explicit motive, however it does look like random when it comes to the choice of people that had been attacked,” he mentioned.

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab mentioned he had no data to point the incidents had been terrorism associated however the public ought to keep “very vigilant”.

The first stabbing was in Constitution Hill. The suspect then moved from north to south, to Livery Street, Irving Street after which Hurst Street. The ultimate location is an space referred to as town’s Gay Village, the place individuals had been seated at out of doors tables consuming and consuming. — Agencies

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