British investigators announced on Monday the arrest of a 27-year-old man stabbed in the city of Birmingham, in which one person died and two are in critical condition.
Those who have not been identified by the West Midlands Police are being investigated for one count of suspicion of murder and seven cases of murder stemming from the incidents that broke out early Sunday morning, in which the victims were randomly targeted Was.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson told Sky News, “To think that the people who enjoyed their evening were attacked, which is a lone knife, is really awful.” And those still in hospital are recovering from their injuries. “
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Police say one of the attacks resulted in fatal injuries to a 23-year-old man, while another man and a woman, aged 19 and 32, were hospitalized in critical condition.
According to West Midlands Police, the stab also injured five other people between the ages of 23 and 33.
Birmingham’s police commander, Chief Superintendent Steve Graham, said in a statement, “The officers worked in the early hours yesterday and this morning to locate the person responsible for these horrific crimes.” “We released CCTV footage of the suspect and he received a strong response from the public.”
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The suspect was detained in Birmingham early Monday.
But the Associated Press says local police have faced criticism for their response to the attacks, particularly how the attacker was able to wander the city during its 90-minute rampage.
The stabbing occurred at a time when nightlife in the United Kingdom is slowly resuming in city centers following a national coronovirus lockdown.
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Official figures show knife crime is on the rise in the UK, where most guns have been outlawed, although the number of murders with blades fell a year before 2019.
The UK has also recently witnessed several extremist knife attacks, including stabbing at a city park in Reading near London in June, killing three people. A Libyan man has been charged.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.