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Three England fans including footballer stabbed outside restaurant in Birmingham

Three England fans including a footballer were stabbed outside a Bullring’s Five Guys burger restaurant in Birmingham on Sunday (16 June).

BirminghamLive report that an England football fan was rushed to hospital with ‘potentially serious injuries’ as three friends had been stabbed outside the Bullring’s Five Guys burger restaurant after the the win against Serbia.

Peterborough youngster Mack Lamb, who has had spells with non league clubs including Alvechurch, Stratford and Evesham, tweeted: “Debated with myself whether to post anything or not as it’s still fresh, felt as though I needed to, to spread awareness of the danger of knife crime.

“I’m fortunate that I had good friends by my side to stop the bleeding and get help so quick else who knows what could’ve been.

“It’s been a scary few days and not sure its all sunk in yet.

“Just grateful that I’m still here, which some people affected by knife crime cannot say which is the most devastating thing.

“Just hope things like this and other more serious incidents can make peole start to understand that there is something clearly not right going on for people to think it’s ok to step out there front door with knives.”

Robert Lamb said: “‘Been stabbed’ two words you never want to see after your child’s name. How many parents hear this or worse – up to 12 a day in Birmingham.

“People don’t carry knives for protection they carry them to harm somebody. My heart stopped my pain intolerable.

“Please protect our youths 4 yrs ago 2 police officers came into my house to check if I had more than 10 people in my garden.

“On Sunday in Birmingham city centre my son was stabbed and two of his friends suffered knife wounds. Nobody from the police have contacted us yet. Who’s protecting who?”

Gav Lamb added: “No serious injuries, just a stab wound to the back and a slash to the face Still no communication from @WMPolice to us a family but happy to give a statement to the press. Knife crime is a problem but what’s the deterrent when this is the attitude to solve? @BirminghamNo”

The victim’s brother told BirminghamLive his sibling was “stabbed in the back” and his two friends were also slashed in the arm and face. He said: “My brother and his friends were all in England tops walking through the centre.

“A group of lads started a bit of a push and shove, and then someone came after them with a knife and stabbed my brother in his back.

“His friend was slashed to the face, and his other friend in the arm.

“He’s been discharged now and is recovering slowly.”

West Midlands Police said there was “no suggestion” the incident was linked to the football.

A force spokesperson added: “We were called to reports of disorder outside Five Guys, Bullring, Birmingham, at around 10.45pm on June 16. A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.

“We have carried out CCTV enquiries and spoken to a number of witnesses. We have stepped up patrols in the city centre to offer reassurance to the public. Enquiries are ongoing.”

The victim's bloodstained shirt

Police are investigating after the England fan was stabbed in his back

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of a stabbing near Bullring Five Guys at 10.52pm on Sunday night.

“One ambulance, two paramedic officers and a trauma doctor, with a critical care paramedic, attended the scene.

“On arrival we discovered three patients. One of whom, a man, was treated for potentially serious injuries and taken to hospital. The remaining two patients were assessed and discharged at the scene.”

Anyone with information about this attack should contact police by calling 101, quoting crime reference 20/589213/24. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Twitter users sent their support on reports that Three England fans including the footballer was stabbed outside a restaurant in Birmingham…

@RONHOLLISPOSH: sorry to hear that mark hope you feel better soon

@roby_teed: Hope you’re all ok now, and sorry you had to go through that 💙

@PufcSimmo14: Hope you are ok mate

@PboroRyxn: Hope you’re okay mate 💙

@LeviSteele12: Hope your well Mack!

@louis_sowe: Hope you’re as good as can be! Wish you a speedy recovery 👊🏽

@JacbWalton: ❤️❤️❤️

@LiamDaly1704151: Hope your on the mend mate

@dylmitchell05: hope your alright mack, speedy recovery bro ❤️

@ethannpatterson: Glad ur all good my mate ❤️ hopefully get what they deserve soon😡

@makkiejosh: Hope you all good mate 💙

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