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Birmingham bus stop stabbings: Rojay Jackson detained

A man has been given an indefinite hospital order after admitting stabbing two people at a Birmingham bus stop in an unprovoked attack.

Rojay Jackson, 22, attacked two 18-year-olds as he got off a number 61 bus in Bristol Road on 26 September.

He then boarded another bus out of the city, where another passenger overheard him talking about what had happened.

They raised the alarm and police officers boarded the bus, one of which was then punched by Jackson.

'Scary' incident

West Midlands Police said a total of three knives were seized from Jackson in the struggle.

One of the teenagers who was stabbed at the bus stop, near the Lee Bank Middleway junction, initially suffered life-threatening injuries but police said he had since made a full recovery.

The other victim was stabbed in the stomach and had a small scratch to the face.

On Tuesday at Birmingham Crown Court Jackson pleaded guilty to wounding with intent, attempting to wound with intent and possessing an offensive weapon.

Det Con Simon Rainbow said it had been a "scary" incident for everyone involved.

He added: "But thanks to some swift action by the members of the public, officers were able to get the situation under control very quickly.

"This could have ended much differently but the rapid response by witnesses and emergency services has ensured all those involved made full recoveries and a dangerous man has been taken off the streets."

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