Two people stabbed in Centenary Square in Birmingham city centre

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Police are investigating after two people were stabbed in Centenary Square in Birmingham city centre last night (Friday, May 19)

Disorder broke out in Centenary Square in Birmingham city centre last night (Friday, May 19).

Police say two boys, both aged 17, were stabbed during the incident and that their injuries are “not believed to be serious or life changing”. Officers arrested four suspects who remian in custody this morning. They are investigating today and are appealing for witnesses.

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The two people who were injured have been taken to hospital for treatment. Police cordoned off a section of Centenary Square in front of the Library of Birmingham. WestSide street warden Kassim Sangheer, from Oldbury, saw the men bleeding and immediately helped them.

WestSide Business District manager Mike Olley said: “Our warden Kassim was on patrol on his bike around Centenary Square. A member of the public alerted him to a stab victim, nearby. He dashed over on his bike and found the victim on his stomach with a stab wound to his back.

“He immediately took charge of the situation applying critical emergency medical care along with pastoral provision to the injured party and those around him.” Mr Olley added: “He also alerted the emergency services. During the five minutes or so it took for a paramedic to arrive, Warden Kassim, applied critical emergency medical care, using his high visibility tabard, stemming copious bleeding from the knife wound, by applying pressure and dispensing first aid.

“He kept the scene well under control until the attendance of paramedics. Upon the arrival of paramedics he was alerted to a second stab victim. Given the first injured party was in safe hands he immediately went to the assistance of the second victim.”

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A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Two people have been taken to hospital with stab injuries this evening (Friday) after disorder in the Centenary Square area of Birmingham. Officers are at the scene and four people have been arrested. The area has been cordoned off for forensic enquiries.”

We will bring you the latest details as we get them. If you have any information regarding the incident please contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat on the website quoting log 3992 of 19 May.

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