‘A lot of different stabbings’ had been reported within the space shortly after and this has been declared a serious incident, West Midlands Police stated.
London: British police declared a “major incident” early on Sunday after a number of individuals had been stabbed within the centre of England’s second metropolis Birmingham.
“We can confirm that at approximately 12:30am today (Sunday 6 September) we were called to reports of a stabbing in Birmingham city centre,” West Midlands Police stated in a press release.
“A number of other stabbings” had been reported within the space shortly after and “this has been declared a major incident”, the assertion added.
“We are conscious of plenty of injured individuals, however for the time being we aren’t able to say what number of or how severe.
“However, all emergency services are working together at the scene, and making sure that those who are injured receive medical care.”
Footage aired on British tv information channels confirmed massive areas of town centre cordoned off as cops carrying forensic fits labored on the scene.
“Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we are in a position to confirm anything,” West Midlands Police stated.
“At this early stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the causes of the incident.”
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