One dead, seven injured in Birmingham, police launch a murder inquiry

One man was killed and seven people were injured, two of them seriously in a series of stabbings in the city of Birmingham, central England, last night, police said later on Sunday.

"We can now confirm that we have launched a murder investigation following last night's events," West Midlands Police said. "A man has died and another man and a woman have suffered serious injuries. Five others have also been injured."

Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he had no information to indicate the incidents were terrorism related but the public should stay "very vigilant".

West Midlands Mayor Andy Street said the series of incidents in the Hurst Street area of the city centre appeared to be related but the motivation for them was not yet understood.

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