A number of people have been stabbed in Birmingham city centre and police have declared a “major incident”.
West Midlands Police said they were called to reports of a stabbing at around 00:30 BST on Sunday, with other stabbings reported shortly afterwards.
Police said there were “a number of injured people” but could not say how many or how serious the injuries were.
West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said the incidents in the Hurst Street area “look to be related”.
However he said the motivation was still unknown. A police briefing is expected at 11:00.
The BBC’s Nick Clitheroe, at the scene, said the incidents had unfolded in a part of Birmingham where the Gay Village meets the Chinese Quarter, which is typically busy at night with clubs and bars.
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