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Man held over Birmingham mosque stabbings

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after four people, including a policeman, were stabbed at a mosque in Birmingham.

Officers were called to the mosque on Washwood Heath Road in Ward End at about 23:00 BST on Saturday. The incident began during the final prayer session of the evening.

The officer was wounded as police arrested a 32-year-old man, who has since been taken to a secure mental health unit.

Jeremy Cooke reports.

  • 16 Jun 2013
  • From the section UK
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