Man arrested in Selly Oak over Birmingham stabbings attack
The suspect was arrested in a Selly Oak address at 4am on Monday
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Selly Oak after yesterday’s stabbing attack, in which one person died.
A man and a woman aged 19 and 32 remain in hospital with serious stab injuries after the attack on Sunday Morning. West Midlands Police have reported that five other people aged between 23 and 33 were less seriously injured.
Birmingham Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Graham, said: “One line of enquiry ultimately led us to an address in the Selly Oak area this morning where a man was arrested.”
The suspect is being questioned in custody and being held over seven counts of attempted murder.
Birmingham Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Graham, said: “Officers worked through yesterday and into the early hours of this morning in a bid to trace the man we believe responsible for these terrible crimes.
“We issued CCTV footage of the suspect and had a strong response from the public. I’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and who provided information to the investigation.
“One line of enquiry ultimately led us to an address in the Selly Oak area this morning where a man was arrested. Clearly this is a crucial development but our investigation continues. We still need to speak to any witnesses who saw what happened who’ve not yet spoken to us, or anyone who may have video footage or photos of the incidents or the attacker.
“We have a hotline number and a dedicated web page where you can submit information, photos and videos. A Hotline has been set up for anyone with info. Please call 0800 056 0944.”