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Major incident in Birmingham city centre after ‘multiple stabbings’

Written by on 6 September 2020

Police have declared a major incident in Birmingham city centre after officers were called to reports of multiple stabbings.

West Midlands Police say officers were called to reports of a stabbing in the city centre at 12:30am on Sunday.

In a statement, the force said: “We immediately attended, along with colleagues from the ambulance service.

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Several police vehicles attended the scene

“A number of other stabbings were reported in the area shortly after.

“We are aware of a number of injured people, but at the moment we are not in a position to say how many or how serious.

“However, all emergency services are working together at the scene, and making sure that those who are injured receive medical care.

Police officers near the Arcadian venue in Birmingham
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Police officers near the Arcadian venue in Birmingham
Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at around 12.30am on Sunday
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Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at around 12.30am on Sunday

“This has been declared a major incident.

“Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we are in a position to confirm anything.

“At this early stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the causes of the incident.”

Police evidence markers on a city centre street
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Police evidence markers on a city centre street
Police say all emergency services are working together at the scene
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Police say all emergency services are working together at the scene

Officers set up a cordon at the junction of Hurst Street – a popular nightlife area in the city centre – and Bromsgrove Street.

A small forensic tent could be seen on nearby Barwick Street, while other pictures showed a heavy police presence in the area.

Police urged people to remain calm and stay away from the area as the response would be ongoing “for some time” and cordons were in place.

A body tent can be seen on Barwick Street in Birmingham city centre
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An officer stands near a small forensics tent on Barwick Street in Birmingham city centre

Sky reporter Lape Banjo said those who were injured are being treated at local hospitals.

She said the stabbings “are said to have taken place in the areas of Snow Hill and about a mile away on Hurst Street in the Arcedian area, an areal popular for its nightlife and social activities”.