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Birmingham Bullring: Two teens injured in shopping centre stabbing

Workers cleaning up after the disorder
Image caption Workers were seen cleaning blood from a shop window after the disorder

Two teenagers have been stabbed in the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham.

The boys were found with serious injuries close to the rear entrance of Selfridges, following reports of disorder at the centre at 15:30 GMT.

They have been taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

There is an increased police presence at the centre, including armed officers. Two ambulances and three paramedics were also sent to the scene.

West Midlands Police said it was trying to establish what had happened.

Image caption Emergency services were called to the Bullring shopping centre following reports of disorder

A shop worker, who did not want to be named, said he saw one of the victims bleeding from his head outside a fast food restaurant in the Bullring.

"There was a lot of commotion and security were running about like mad," he said, adding: "I think one of the lads was trying to get help.

"I saw paramedics treating him behind a screen and he had bandages around his head. I heard he was attacked with a machete."

He said a second victim ended up on the bottom level of a clothes store, which had a note in its window warning of "an incident".

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 3:34pm to the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham to reports of a stabbing.

"On arrival, crews found two patients - both teenage males.

"They've been treated for serious injuries and taken to hospital for further treatment."

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