Birmingham stabbings: Police have arrested the man for which it initialised murder probe who was suspected of killing one person and injuring seven others in stabbings that happened across Birmingham City Centre in a ‘Major incident’ which happened this Sunday.
The suspect has been arrested after one day of the manhunt
A suspected 27-year-old man has been arrested at an address of Selly Oak area of the city for the murder, as reported by the police.
The stabbings in the early hours of Sunday( September 6) had induced a massive manhunt after CCTV footage was released of the incident. Images for the man responsible for the stabbings were released on Sunday evening.
Birmingham City Centre was the target
The attacks happened in Birmingham City Centre on four different locations under 90-minute duration.
The stabbings have left a 23-year-old killed in Irving Street on Sunday and two people reported a man and woman aged 19 and 32 suffering critical injuries. Five other people were also injured and taken to hospital, while two of them have been discharged.
CCTV footage of the suspect was released on Sunday
Police and detectives were following the leads and paths that are traced to the suspect since the incident. According to the CCTV footage released on Sunday, the stabber was wearing a baseball cap, dark hoodie, dark-coloured trousers and shoes.
After the release of the footage, there has been a strong response recorded across the city as West Midlands Police tweeted “ We’ve had a strong response following our appeal to trace the #BirminghamStabbings suspect.”
The stabbing incident is not based out of terrorism and gang-related and is completely random, as reported by the police on the basis of leads. As the incident happened in a crowded place, multiple witnesses have already registered their statements.
The motive for the brutal stabbings has not been uncovered yet as Ch Supt Steve Graham told reporters: “At this stage, we believe that the attacks were random and we have no indication of a motive.”