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Stab wounds in Birmingham: man charged with murder and attempted murder


The 27-year-old man is charged with murder and attempted murder after a series of knife wounds in Birmingham on Sunday

  • Zephaniah McLeod, 27, has been charged with murder and attempted murder
  • Police said they had charged a man with the death of 23-year-old Jacob Billington
  • McLeod will appear before the Birmingham Magistrates on Wednesday morning

A man was charged after stabbing in Birmingham on Sunday.

Zephaniah McLeod, 27, was charged with murder and seven attempted murders after the incidents, West Midlands Police said.

He will appear in the city's district court on Wednesday after knife attacks that resulted in the death of Jacob Billington on Sunday.

The force declared a serious incident after Mr Billington was killed and seven other people were stabbed to death during a roughly 90-minute rampage downtown.

Two of the victims are still in critical condition – a 22-year-old woman is now critical but stable

Zephaniah McLeod, 27, was charged with murder and seven attempted murders after the incidents, West Midlands Police said

A police statement said: "We charged a man with the murder of Jacob Billington (pictured), one of eight people who were stabbed to death in Birmingham city center in the early hours of Sunday morning."

A police statement said: "We charged a man with the murder of Jacob Billington (pictured), one of eight people who were stabbed to death in Birmingham city center in the early hours of Sunday morning."

Police released CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with a series of knife wounds

Police released CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with a series of knife wounds

A police spokesman said: “We have charged a man with the murder of Jacob Billington, one of eight people who were stabbed to death in Birmingham city center early on Sunday morning.

Zephaniah McLeod, 27, of Selly Oak, Birmingham, is also charged with the attempted murder of the seven other victims of the knife attacks.

"McLeod will appear in the Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Wednesday morning."

The police statement said that an autopsy revealed that Mr Billington died from a stab wound to the neck.

Jacob, 23, died after being attacked on Irving Street while spending an evening with school friends from Liverpool in one of their groups studying in Birmingham.

West Midlands Police arrested a man earlier this week at a house in Selly Oak, Birmingham, in a dramatic dawn robbery

West Midlands Police arrested a man earlier this week at a house in Selly Oak, Birmingham, in a dramatic dawn robbery

Forensic officers cross a cordon on Hurst Walk, near Hurst Street and near the Arcadia Center where part of the attack took place

Forensic officers cross a cordon on Hurst Walk, near Hurst Street and near the Arcadia Center where part of the attack took place

A 23-year-old man seriously injured on Irving Street remains in the hospital in critical condition.

A 22-year-old woman who was attacked on Hurst Street remains in the hospital in critical but stable condition.

Another man, aged 30, remains in the hospital in serious condition while four others have been discharged.

Detective Chief Inspector Jim Munro is leading the investigation. He said, “Ever since these tragic events took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, we have had a team of officers who have been investigating the matter continuously.

“Our main focus is on ensuring justice for the victims, their family and friends. Our condolences go out to all those affected by these horrific crimes.

"Our investigation is ongoing and I would like to call on any witnesses who have not spoken to us or anyone with information they believe could help to contact us."

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