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Police have declared a major incident in Birmingham city centre after officers were called to reports of multiple stabbings.

West Midlands Police say officers were called to reports of a stabbing in the city centre at 12:30am on Sunday.

In a statement, the force said: "We immediately attended, along with colleagues from the ambulance service.

Image: Several police vehicles attended the scene

#UPDATE | We can confirm that at approximately 12:30am today we were called to reports of a stabbing in #Birmingham city centre.

We immediately attended, along with colleagues from the ambulance service. A number of other stabbings were reported in the area shortly after.

— West Midlands Police (@WMPolice) September 6, 2020

"A number of other stabbings were reported in the area shortly after.

"We are aware of a number of injured people, but at the moment we are not in a position to say how many or how serious.

"However, all emergency services are working together at the scene, and making sure that those who are injured receive medical care.

Police officers near the Arcadian venue in Birmingham
Image: Police officers near the Arcadian venue in Birmingham
Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at around 12.30am on Sunday
Image: Officers were called to reports of a stabbing at around 12.30am on Sunday

"This has been declared a major incident.

"Work is still going on to establish what has happened, and could take some time before we are in a position to confirm anything.

"At this early stage it would not be appropriate to speculate on the causes of the incident."

Police evidence markers on a city centre street
Image: Police evidence markers on a city centre street
Police say all emergency services are working together at the scene
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