British police mentioned on Monday they’d arrested a person on suspicion of homicide after a sequence of stabbings within the early hours of Sunday morning within the metropolis of Birmingham left one particular person useless and 7 others injured.

The 27-year-old suspect was detained within the Selly Oak space of the town at four a.m., West Midlands police mentioned. Detectives mentioned the stabbings, which happened in 4 places over two hours, had been linked however seemed to be random and weren’t regarded as gang-related or linked to terrorism.

“Officers labored by means of yesterday and into the early hours of this morning in a bid to hint the person we consider liable for these horrible crimes,” mentioned Birmingham Police Commander, Chief Supt. Steve Graham.

“Clearly this can be a essential improvement however our investigation continues. We nonetheless want to talk to any witnesses who noticed what occurred who’ve not but spoken to us, or anybody who could have video footage or pictures of the incidents or the attacker.”

A 23-year-old man died after being stabbed, and a person and a lady, aged 19 and 32, are in hospital in essential situation after additionally being attacked. 5 others had been much less critically injured.

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