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UK: Birmingham stabbings: Man charged with murder

A man has been charged with murder and seven counts of attempted murder, after a series of stabbings across Birmingham city centre.

Zephaniah McLeod, aged 27, of Nately Grove, Selly Oak, is due in court on Wednesday, West Midlands Police said.

Jacob Billington, 23, was killed and seven others injured at four locations over a period of 90 minutes on Sunday.

Mr Billington, from Crosby, Merseyside, was stabbed in Irving Street while enjoying a night out with friends.

A post-mortem examination concluded he died of a stab wound to the neck.

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