A handout combination of still images taken from CCTV footage and released by West Midlands Police shows a man in central Birmingham, central England in the early hours of September 6, 2020 sought by police in connection with a multiple stabbing incident. Image Credit: AFP

British police said on Monday they had arrested a man on suspicion of murder after a stabbing rampage in the early hours of Sunday morning in the city of Birmingham left one person dead and seven others injured.

The 27-year-old suspect was detained in Selly Oak area of the city at 4am, West Midlands police said. Detectives said the stabbings which took place in four locations over two hours were linked but were not thought to be gang-related or connected to terrorism.


"We've arrested a man on suspicion of murder and seven counts of attempted murder in connection with the #BirminghamStabbings," police said on Twitter.