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Birmingham Mailbox bar stabbing: Three arrested

Bar Room Bar in Birmingham
Image caption Bar Room Bar at the Mailbox has been taped off following the stabbings

One of two men stabbed in a Birmingham city centre bar has been arrested after being discharged from hospital.

Two men, aged 51 and 49, were stabbed at Bar Room Bar at the Mailbox shortly after 20:30 BST on Saturday.

Officers arrested two men, aged 18 and 20, shortly afterwards, who remain in custody.

The 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder after receiving treatment for a neck wound.

The 49-year-old who suffered chest wounds in the attack remains in hospital in a stable condition, West Midlands Police said.

Det Insp Harry Harrison, who is leading the investigation, said it appeared to be "a targeted attack" as a result of an ongoing dispute between two families.

Officers are still trying to trace another man who left the scene.

The bar, overlooking the canal behind the Mailbox complex, remains sealed off while forensic tests are carried out.

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