Video: Killer of Big Issue sellers cleans bloodied hands

West Midlands Police have released video footage of the man who killed two Big Issue sellers cleaning blood from his hands, arms and shoes following the stabbings.

John Ward ran into the Odeon on New Street, Birmingham, where he approached a member of staff and asked her for water and tissues.

Police say they arrived at the cinema within minutes and immediately arrested him. A search around the area found the murder weapon in an alleyway nearby.

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