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06 Sep 2020 | 07:39 AM UTC

UK: Police close roads in Birmingham city center following stabbing incident September 6

United Kingdom News Alert

Police close roads in Birmingham city center following stabbing incident on early September 6; heed official instructions

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/6/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/7/2020, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION Birmingham

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Event

Police enacted road closures and cordons in the Gay Village area of Birmingham city center following a stabbing incident that occurred at 00:30 (local time) on Sunday, September 6. Authorities declared a major incident after a number of people were injured. It is currently unclear how severe the injuries are, and whether any arrests have been made. Police have not commented on the motive of the attack and have not confirmed reports that gunfire was also heard at the scene.

Continued road closures in the vicinity are to be anticipated in the immediate term, along with a heightened security presence.

Advice

Members in Birmingham are advised to anticipate disruptions to overland travel in the immediate term. Follow authority advice and maintain a heightened sense of situational awareness. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately to local authorities.

 

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