THREE people were stabbed in a Birmingham nightclub in the early hours of this morning – yards from where a furious mum confronted Sajid Javid over knife crime yesterday.
Cops are probing the “shocking” attack at Medleys club in Northfields less than 24 hours after the Home Secretary was asked what he’s doing to stem the bloodshed.
Police were called to the triple stabbing at about 2.20am and three men were rushed to hospital for treatment on non life threatening injuries.
It comes the morning after angry Fiona Raychell, 50, challenged Mr Javid yesterday after her 15-year-old son was mugged by a gang of 10 at knifepoint.
Mr Javid, who was in Northfield to speak to frontline police officers amid a surge in stabbings across the city, spoke at length with the mum-of-two.
She said: “I was only shopping and passing when I saw him.
“I just wanted to ask him about what he’s going to do about cuts to the police and knife crime in Birmingham.
“Both of my children have been mugged at knifepoint, one only two weeks ago, and they shouldn’t be put at this risk.”
The pair spoke less than 100 yards away from where the triple stabbing then took place.
Reacting to being confronted, Mr Javid said: “She was absolutely, rightly concerned about the rise in knife crime she’s seen.
Jenny Birch from force CID said: “We are working hard to establish the circumstances of what took place during the early hours of this morning.
“I need anyone who has any information about what happened to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“This is a shocking incident where weapons were sadly used again causing injuries to three people, we need to determine what happened and who is responsible.
“Officers are addressing the rising surge in violence and knife crime.
“We continue our extra patrols and are still utilising our extensive powers to search people without the need to suspect they are carrying weapons.
“We are committed to tackling the rise in violence in the city and will robustly deal with those intent on causing harm within our communities.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting log number 284 of 9 March.