Footage aired on news channels showed large areas of the city centre cordoned off as police officers wearing forensic suits worked at the scene.
British police declared a “major incident” early on Sunday after several people were stabbed in the centre of England’s second city 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 said in a statement.
“A number of other stabbings” were reported in the area shortly after and “this has been declared a major incident”, the statement added.
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