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Birmingham Stabbing- One Suspect Arrested after one Man Dead and 7 Injured

Birmingham Stabbing- One Suspect Arrested after one Man Dead and 7 Injured

 A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after one person died and seven others were injured in multiple stabbings labelled as major incident across Birmingham.

A 27-year-old man was arrested at an address in the Selly Oak area of the city at about 04:00 BST, West Midlands Police said.

Birmingham Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Graham, said: “Officers worked through yesterday and into the early hours of this morning in a bid to trace the man we believe responsible for these terrible crimes.

“We issued CCTV footage of the suspect and had a strong response from the public. I’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and who provided information to the investigation.

“One line of enquiry ultimately led us to an address in the Selly Oak area this morning where a man was arrested.

Police said he was also being held over seven counts of attempted murder.

The attacks happened at four different locations across the city centre over 90 minutes early on Sunday.

The incidents are said to have taken place in the Snow Hill area and near to Birmingham's Arcadian Centre. The two areas are around half a mile apart.

Witnesses reported seeing a woman with very serious injuries, and two people who had been "stabbed in the neck". Small forensic tents were set up on at least two streets.

The stabbing resulted in the death of one man and other 7 seriously injured.

Police said the suspect was being questioned in custody.

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