Armed police arrest bloodied and shirtless suspects in city centre after ‘machete’ attack

Armed police have arrested two bloodied and shirtless suspects in Birmingham city centre following a ‘machete’ attack.

Their arrests, along with that of another man, came after reports of disorder four miles away in Washwood Heath Road this morning. 

Police remain at the scene, with part of the residential road cordoned off while enquiries continue.

The two topless men were being led out of a building by officers just before noon in the city centre’s Newhall Street. 

Armed police have arrested two bloodied and shirtless suspects in Birmingham city centre following a ‘machete’ attack

The arrests came after reports of disorder four miles away in Washwood Heath Road this morning

Police remain at the scene, with part of the residential road cordoned off while enquiries continue

Police remain at the scene, with part of the residential road cordoned off while enquiries continue

West Midlands Police have cordoned off Washwood Heath Road in Birmingham after a violent disorder

West Midlands Police have cordoned off Washwood Heath Road in Birmingham after a violent disorder

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: ‘We were called to reports of a disorder on Washwood Heath Road, Birmingham, shortly before 11am today (26 January).

‘Three men, two of which were shirtless, fled the scene and were arrested on Newhall Street shortly after.

‘They have been taken to custody for questioning.

‘Our investigations are in the early stages to establish the circumstances of this incident and it is not believed anyone was seriously injured in the disorder.’

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