Birmingham, September 6
One man was killed and 7 individuals have been injured, two of them critically, in a sequence of stabbings within the metropolis of Birmingham, central England, early on Sunday, police stated.
“We can now confirm that we have launched a murder investigation following last night’s events,” West Midlands Police stated.
“A man has died and another man and a woman have suffered serious injuries. Five others have also been injured.”
Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated he had no info to point the incidents have been terrorism associated however the public ought to keep “very vigilant”.
West Midlands Police have been known as to stories of a stabbing in Birmingham metropolis centre at roughly 12:30 am.
“A number of other stabbings were reported in the area shortly after,” they stated in a press release.
Police cordons have been in place on Sunday morning in three separate areas within the metropolis centre: Hurst Street, Irving Street and Edmund Street.
A knife was seen to a Reuters witness beside a drain in Edmund Street.
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street stated the sequence of incidents within the Hurst Street space of town centre gave the impression to be associated however the motivation for them was not but understood.
“At this early stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the causes of the incident,” the police stated.
A witness informed the BBC she noticed “multiple people having fist fights”.
The BBC stated the cordon in Hurst Street was close to the world referred to as the Gay Village within the centre of Birmingham, the place many individuals had been seated at outside tables consuming and consuming. Reuters