Birmingham & Black Country

Hockley shooting and stabbing: Two men seriously injured

Lodge Road, Hockley
Image caption Lodge Road in Hockley remains cordoned off following the attack early on Monday

Two men have been seriously injured in a shooting and stabbing in Birmingham.

Police were called after the men arrived at an unnamed hospital in the city at about 03:00 BST with gunshot and stab wounds.

It followed an attack in Lodge Road, Hockley. The road remains closed off.

One of the men, in his 20s, is said to be in a critical condition in hospital. Police said it was not clear at this stage whether both men had been stabbed and shot in the attack.

Det Ch Insp Andy Bullman urged anyone who had been in or around Lodge Road, at its junction with Heaton Street, early on Monday, to contact officers.

He said police patrols had been stepped up in the area to reassure the community.

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