Two men who died after being stabbed in Birmingham yesterday may have been homeless.
Police have confirmed they are investigating whether one of the two victims was a Big Issue seller. Reports suggest the seller did not have a licence.
It happened in front of hundreds of people just before 18.00 last night.
Police have identified the men but their details are not being released at this stage. Officers have also confirmed the men were in their 30s, after initial reports suggested they were in their 40s. Post-mortem examinations are due to take place later today.
One of the men is understood to have been stabbed outside the Sainsbury's store on Martineau Place, and the second was found slumped near Boots in Union Street. Both were given first aid but later pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after the double fatal stabbing, a 23-year-old man was arrested in New Street, near the Odeon cinema, and is currently in custody. It is not known whether he was also homeless.
A number of witnesses have already contacted the police with information but police have today re-appealed for anyone who may have been in the area at the time to come forward by calling them on 101 or via Crimestoppers.
Extra patrols will be taking place in the city centre throughout the weekend.