Britain: several people stabbed in Birmingham

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London | Several people were stabbed in the evening from Saturday to Sunday in Birmingham, England’s second city, in the center of the country, said police, who declared a “major incident”, without being able to immediately specify the number. injured or the severity of their condition.

In a statement, police say they were called at 12:30 a.m. (11:30 p.m. GMT) for a stabbed person in the city center, before being warned that other similar incidents occurred soon after.

“We are still working to establish what happened, which may take time before we are in a position to confirm anything,” added West Middlands Police, noting that “at this At this stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the “causes” of these facts.

A security device has been put in place, including road closures, added the police, calling on the population to remain “calm but vigilant” and to avoid the area.

On June 20, three men were killed with a knife in a park in Reading, west London and the investigation was entrusted to the anti-terrorist police. The suspect, Khairi Saadallah, a 25-year-old Libyan refugee, suffering from mental health problems due to the civil war in Libya according to his family, had been charged with three murders and three attempted murders.

Six days later, a man stabbed and wounded six people in a hotel hosting refugees in Glasgow, Scotland, but the terrorist character had been ruled out.

Unchanged since November 2019, the level of the terrorist threat is rated “significant” in the UK, or third degree on a scale of five.

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