Man arrested after man died and two others injured after stabbing in Handsworth

One victim was taken to hospital where they sadly died this morning. Credit: West Midlands Police

A man has been arrested after a man died and another man and woman were found with stab injuries in Handsworth this morning.

A 24-year-old has been detained and is currently in police custody. He will be questioned on suspicion of murder and attempted murder.

West Midlands Police were called to an area of Soho Road at 3.20am, where they found the victim with critical injuries.

He was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, where he sadly died.

A man and a woman have also been taken to hospital to be treated for stab injuries.

Part of Soho Road has been cordoned off while enquiries continue.

West Midlands Police said in a statement: “A man has been arrested from Soho Road after two men and a woman were found with injuries, believed to be stab wounds.

“The road will be closed this morning while officers establish the circumstances around what has happened.

“Commuters and transport companies are advised to make alternative arrangements to navigate Soho Road.”

West Midlands Police officers were called to Soho Road at around 3.20am Credit: BPM

West Midlands Ambulance Service said one of the male victims was in a critical condition when its crews arrived at the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “Three ambulances, two paramedic officers, a Merit (Medical Emergency Response Incident Team) trauma doctor and critical care paramedic were sent to the scene.

“On arrival, crews found a man in a critical condition and gave advanced life support before conveying him to hospital.

“Two further patients, a man and a woman, were given treatment by ambulance staff for serious injuries before being conveyed to hospital for further care.”

One onlooker at the scene said: "There are around two dozen police officers between the cordon which stretches for over a half a mile."I'd guess that least a hundred businesses are affected by this scene, including supermarkets, banks and restaurants as many have been forced to close."Workers are being told they cannot go to their shops and should instead go home.Mohammad, who lives on nearby Oakland Road, said: "I'm so used to seeing this like this. Soho Road is cordoned off about twenty times a year."Michelle Needlem, overlooking the scene, said: "I just hope the victims are okay. It sounds awful. We have too many stabbings in this city. What are people thinking?"