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The Labour MP for Hodge Hill, Liam Byrne, has thanked West Midlands Police for their 'speedy and courageous' response to last night's stabbings at a mosque in Ward End.
A man being held in connection with a multiple stabbing at a mosque in Birmingham has been taken to a secure mental health facility.
An attack at a mosque where three men and a police officer were stabbed was "not a hate crime" but the case of one worshipper turning on others, MP Liam Byrne has said.
Mr Byrne said it was his understanding that the man in police custody had been attending the mosque when the attack happened.
Chief Superintendent Alex Murray, from West Midlands Police, says they're still unclear about the motive behind last night's attack in a mosque in Ward End.
He says the man worshiping at the mosque wasn't known to them in any way.
A 28-year-old man who suffered multiple stab wounds at a mosque in Birmingham last night remains in hospital along with a 36-year-old man who was stabbed in the thigh. A serving West Midlands Police officer is also receiving treatment.
Another victim, who suffered a hand injury, is recovering at home.
A 32-year-old man continues to be questioned by police after being arrested at the scene.
The police officer injured in a mosque stabbing in Ward End last night is from Yardley Wood, Birmingham.
The 31-year-old has been serving with West Midlands Police since 2007.
He was stabbed in the chest and stomach and is receiving treatment in hospital.
Police say a large knife was used by a man who stabbed four people at a Mosque in Birmingham last night.
West Midlands Police said the weapon was not a kitchen knife, but a 'large' combat knife.
Police have told ITV News Central that a police officer was stabbed in the chest and stomach while responding to a 999 call in Birmingham last night.
Two officers arrived at Madrassa Qasim Ul Uloom mosque on Washwood Heath Road in Ward End to reports that an unknown man, who had joined them for evening prayers, had attacked three men with a large knife.
The officer was attacked as he tried to detain the individual.