London: After being stabbed by many people in the centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK, the British police announced a “major incident” early on Sunday morning.
“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.
“We are aware of a number of injured people, but at the moment we are not in a position to say how many or how serious.
“However, all emergency services are working together at the scene, and making sure that those who are injured receive medical care.”
A video broadcast by the British TV News Channel showed that a large area of the city center was blocked because police officers wearing forensic suits were working on the scene.
“Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we are in a position to confirm anything,” West Midlands Police said.
“At this early stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the causes of the incident.”