Statement on incident in Edgbaston

Birmingham: Following an horrific attack on a man in Edgbaston last night, a joint statement from the Leader, Cabinet Member and ward councillors has been issued.

Leader Cllr Ian Ward, Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Justice, Community Safety and Equalities, and ward councillors Cllr Sharon Thompson and Cllr Marcus Bernasconi, said:

This was an horrific attack and our thoughts are with the victim and his family at such a distressing time.

Councillors and the Community Safety team are speaking to the family and West Midlands Police. We will continue to offer our support.

Council officers, local councillors and MP have also been engaging with community groups and local mosques to offer support to the wider community.

We would urge the community to work with the police and to avoid any speculation at this stage – and also like to thank them for their willingness to share information on this incident.

Anyone with information that could assist the police investigation, please contact West Midlands Police’s live chat facility on their website, quoting log 4009 of 21 March.

Alternatively get in touch via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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