Multiple stabbings reported in UK's Birmingham

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New Delhi : British Police on Saturday declared a major incident after reports of several people being stabbed in UK's Birmingham popped up.

Violence broke out at about 12:30 am (2330 GMT Saturday) in and around the Arcadian Centre, a popular venue filled with restaurants, nightclubs and bars.

While the police officials confirmed incident of multiple stabbings, they have denied that there are no reports of shots being fired.

The incident comes after several previous mass casualty stabbings, including one in the Scottish city of Glasgow on June 26, in which six people were injured, including a police officer.

A man was charged with murder after three people were killed in a park in Reading, west of London, the previous week in an attack investigated by counter-terrorism police.

Britain has been on high alert since last year when several stabbing incidents had come to light.