Six people stabbed in just 12 hours in day of bloodshed in Birmingham

At least six people were stabbed in some of Birmingham’s busiest streets in just 12 hours over the weekend.

Knife attacks were reported in Bristol Road, Stratford Road and Great Hampton Street on Saturday as knife crime continued to rise following the lockdown.

The violence began as at least four people were knifed during a fight involving up to 15 people in the Jewellery Quarter shortly before 5am.

Just six hours later, a knifeman allegedly threatened to kill people inside a mini-market – but armed police rushed to the area and arrested a man at gunpoint before anyone could be hurt.

Later in the afternoon, a man was stabbed in the neck and arm as a fight broke out between occupants of two cars in Stratford Road.

Birmingham’s day of violence ended in tragedy as a man died from stab wounds to the chest after being found slumped on a roadside in Bournbrook at 4.55pm.

Three men, a woman and a 15-year-old girl have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

Detective Inspector Stu Mobberley said: ‘We’ve made rapid progress overnight having worked with colleagues at Nottinghamshire Police to arrested three men we believe were involved in the stabbing.

‘Our enquiries continue and we are actively seeking at least one other person.

‘I still really need to hear from anyone who was in Mill Pool Way, Bournbrook, at around 4-5pm yesterday and who saw what happened or any disorder to get in touch. 

‘They may have seen something important so please call.’ 

The victim has not been identified. 

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