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West Midlands Police has praised the public response in assisting officers with their inquiries, after the stabbings in Birmingham on Friday evening.
All cordons have now been lifted from the scene on Union Street.
Police have identified the two men who were stabbed to death in Birmingham on Friday.
Wayne Lee Busst, 32, and Ian Watson Gladwish, 31, were both Big Issue sellers based in the city centre. They were stabbed just before 6pm.
A 23-year-old man arrested on Friday evening remains in custody. A warrant of further detention was issued this morning, allowing officers to question the man until 21.00 tonight.
The Big Issue has confirmed both stabbing victims were sellers of the publication.
In a statement, founder and Editor-in-Chief John Bird says he and his staff are deeply saddened.
Superintendent Richard Moore from West Midlands Police.
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Two men who died after being stabbed in Birmingham yesterday may have been Big Issue sellers.