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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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Policeman stabbed at mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks'

A West Midlands Police officer being hailed a hero for tackling a knifeman in a Birmingham mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks' to worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

PC Adam Koch, 31, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted a man who had allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at Madrassa Qasim Uloom mosque, Washwood Heath Road on the evening of 15th June.

"I owe those people a massive debt of thanks and help if it wasn't for their help, bravely running towards a man they'd already seen brandishing a large knife, I may not be here today.

"As soon as I'm back on my feet I intend to visit the mosque and ask the imam to pass on my gratitude to the worshippers who put their own safety in jeopardy to assist me.

"In the end it was a great community effort to overpower the man and arrest him."

– PC Adam Koch

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