Birmingham stabbings: “Birmingham is becoming really dangerous” says local resident
A local Birmingham resident has described Birmingham as becoming increasingly dangerous, after a knifeman’s vicious stabbing spree against random people across the city centre earlier today.
Eight people were stabbed by a man between 12.30am and 2.30am on Sunday 6 September in central Birmingham. One of the victims died and two were critically injured.
Local resident Fulvio lives five minutes from where the incident took place and works at PureGym, which falls under the Hurst Street crime scene area currently sealed off by police.
He arrived early for his gym shift but was shocked to discover the police cordon. Speaking to I Am Birmingham, he said:
“I was just going to work, I start my shift at 8am, but I just got here and everything is taped off. Apparently there’s been stabbings all over city centre and it’s quite serious… so we’re not allowed to get to work, the whole area is taped off. We’re not allowed to get from one side or the other, so they’ve just sent me home basically.
“I only live 5 minutes down the road, I didn’t really hear anything, it’s very quiet in my area. I used to live, actually, just up here and the weekends were crazy, you know, people shouting… yeah.
“I literally found out as I was walking towards here and I read the news. I didn’t imagine it would be this bad, stabbings happen unfortunately all the time but it looks like it’s worse than anything that’s happened so far.
“Nowadays Birmingham is getting really, really dangerous, especially the city centre so I’m not really surprised. It’s something that is basically happening on a daily basis in Birmingham, stabbings and all that, so it’s not really surprising but it is really sad to hear.”
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