Big Issue stab victims 'may have known attacker'

Police investigating the deaths of two Big Issue sellers in Birmingham said victims Wayne Lee Busst, 32, and Ian Watson Gladwish, 31, may have known their attacker.

We have had a fantastic response from the public so far and their information has proved vital to our investigation.

Early enquiries suggest that this wasn't random. The attacker appears to have known his victims.

– Detective Inspector Buck Rogers, West Midlands Police

Detective Inspector Rogers appealed for anyone who witnessed the stabbings on Friday evening to contact police on 101.

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Double stabbing victims named

Police have named the two Big Issue vendors who were stabbed to death in Birmingham city centre on Friday night. A man has been arrested and is currently being held by police.