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Police appeal for witnesses of West Brom attack

West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was slashed with a knife in Sandwell Valley Park just after 5am on Friday 23rd August.

Johnathon Kendall was charged with one count of wounding and appeared at Warley Magistrates Court on the 24th August.

The 30-year-old, from Hallam Street, West Bromwich, was remanded in custody to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 4th November.

Detectives are eager to speak with a jogger who spoke to the victim of the incident shortly after it took place.

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Stabbed officer honoured for bravery

A police officer who was stabbed while trying to tackle a knife-wielding man at a mosque in Birmingham, has been honoured for his overall bravery on duty.

PC Adam Koch, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted the man who allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at the mosque in Ward End at the weekend. PC Koch has already paid tribute to the worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

Passers-by gave first aid to victims of double stabbing

Passers-by gave first aid to each of the two men who were stabbed to death in Birmingham city centre this evening Credit: ITV Central

Passers-by gave first aid to the two victims of a double stabbing that happened in Birmingham city centre this evening.

The Ambulance Service say a number of emergency calls were received from members of the public shortly before 6.00pm this evening.

Medics including two doctors and three ambulance crews arrived at the scene to find "excellent first aid being given by police and passers-by".

Both men suffered cardiac arrests despite "advanced life support" given to both victims by medics. The men believed to be in their 40s were pronounced dead at the scene.

One man was arrested minutes after the stabbings, of which police say there were "potentially hundreds of witnesses".

'Potentially hundreds of witnesses' to double stabbing

Police say the fatal double stabbing which took place in Birmingham city centre around 6.00pm this evening has "potentially hundreds of witnesses".

Two men who are both thought to be in their 40s, were pronounced dead at the scene after police 'flooded' the area around Martineau Place and Union Street.

One of the victims is believed to have been stabbed outside Martineau Place's Sainsbury's store and the other was found 'slumped' near Boots in Union Street having suffered fatal injuries.

Police say there are potentially hundreds of witnesses as the stabbing happened at a time when the area was busy with shoppers and workers.

One man has been arrested in New Street in connection with the stabbings near to the Odeon cinema minutes later.

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First pictures: Birmingham city centre double stabbing

One of the men was found 'slumped' near Boots on Union Street which is now cordoned Credit: ITV Central

Two men have died and one man has been arrested following a stabbing in Birmingham city centre.

Police were called to the scene just before 6.00pm this evening and say there were potentially "hundreds of witnesses".

One of the victims is believed to have been stabbed outside Sainsbury's in Martineau Place and the other was found 'slumped' near Boots in Union Street having suffered fatal injuries.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene despite officers giving first aid Credit: ITV Central

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene despite officers giving first aid to both victims who are believed to be in their 40s.

A man was arrested in connection just minutes after the stabbings took place Credit: ITV Central

One man was arrested in New Street in connection with the stabbings near to the Odeon cinema minutes later.

Two dead after Birmingham city centre stabbings

Two men have died following a double-stabbing in Birmingham city centre tonight.

Police flooded the area around Martineau Place and Union Street just before 6.00pm.

One of the victims is believed to have been stabbed outside Martineau Place's Sainsbury's store and the other was found 'slumped' near Boots in Union Street having suffered fatal injuries.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene despite officers giving first aid to both men who are believed to be in their 40s.

One man has been arrested in New Street in connection with the stabbings near to the Odeon cinema minutes later.

Areas of the city centre remain cordoned off.

"Two men have suffered fatal injuries – these have been inflicted in the heart of the city at a busy time when workers and shoppers would be heading home.

“There are potentially hundreds of witnesses, either people who saw the stabbings or the offender leaving the scene, and I’d urge people to get in touch immediately – they could have vital information.

"A large police presence was quickly on the scene and a man was arrested swiftly.”

– Birmingham Police Inspector David Keen
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