Alarm in Birmingham: The center of the British city was cordoned off after a conflict with stabbing weapons. London police also reported a similar incident on Sunday evening.
At least one person was killed in the serious incident in the British city of Birmingham. Police in the West Midlands region said on Sunday that seven people have been stabbed, two of them seriously.
According to an eyewitness it would have been a fight between two groups of young people. You have heard “racist insults,” the woman said in an interview with British broadcaster BBC on Sunday. There was a “multicultural evening” in the clubs near the crime scene.
Five injured in London
The incident is said to have occurred around 1:30 a.m. (CEST) at night. After that, the police received several phone calls. The people of Birmingham were urged to avoid the area. British television showed that large areas of the city center had been cordoned off in the morning and that police officers in protective suits were investigating the scene.
Secretary of State Dominic Raab called on the people of Birmingham to be “very vigilant”. He couldn’t say more about the case, Raab said in an interview with the Sky News news channel.
In London, five people were stabbed almost simultaneously. One person has suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, police said on Sunday. The incident took place late Saturday evening in the southeast of the capital. Five people have been arrested, according to Scotland Yard.
Knife marks are a major problem in the UK. In recent years there had also been terrorist attacks in the country, including the use of stabbing weapons.