Birmingham Mosque stabbings

A man has been arrested after three men and a police officer were stabbed at a Ward End mosque on Saturday night.

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Birmingham MP thanks police for courage following mosque stabbings

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.


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MP: Mosque stabbings 'not a hate crime'

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.

What is already clear is that this was not a hate crime - this was a tragic, sad, and isolated incident.

What's really important now is that people stay very calm. We pray for those who've been hurt and rally round their families and we let justice now take its course.

– Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill

Mr Byrne said it was his understanding that the man in police custody had been attending the mosque when the attack happened.

What appears to have happened is that one worshipper turned on a number of other worshippers.

The police were there really quickly to help make sure that everyone there was safe and people pulled together to contain the situation.

– Liam Byrne, MP for Birmingham Hodge Hill


Three remain in hospital after stabbing

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.

POLICE: Officer stabbed in chest and stomach

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.

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