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Updates- One Man Died and 7 Injured in Birmingham Multiple Stabbing

 One man was killed and another man and a woman suffered serious injuries in a series of stabbings in Birmingham, central England, police said.

"A man has died and another man and a woman have suffered serious injuries. Five others have also been injured," Police says.

Chief Superintendent Steve Graham said there was "absolutely no suggestion" the attacks were terror-related.

West Midlands Police have launched a murder investigation.

The force released a statement, saying: "Detectives are following a number of lines of enquiry and we've increased our uniformed and armed response in the city.

"We continue to hold a number of scenes across the city, including Livery Street, Irving Street and Hurst Street.

"We're urging anyone who witnessed anything or anyone who has any CCTV or mobile phone footage to get in contact as soon as possible, as the information you have may be crucial to our investigation."

Emergency service personnel - including armed police - have remained on the scene throughout the morning, with forensic tents having been erected in several streets and road closures in place.

Five others were also injured in what West Midlands Police have described as a "major incident" overnight - and a murder investigation has been launched.

British police had declared a "major incident" after a number of people have been stabbed in Birmingham city centre 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.

One unknown male suspect is being sought but no arrests have been made, Chief Superintendent Steve Graham told a news conference on Sunday, adding that the public should remain "alert".

There is no suggestion of terrorism, gang involvement, that firearms were used or that the stabbings were a hate crime, he said, describing it as a "random attack with no clear motive" and saying no links had been found between the victims.

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