After a series of stabbings in the city of Birmingham left one person dead and seven others injured, UK police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder.

According to Aljazeera, a day after the attack, West Midlands police said on Monday that the 27-year-old suspect was detained in the Selly Oak area of the city at 4am.

After several investigations and interrogations were carried out, detectives disclosed that the stabbings, which took place in four locations over two hours, were linked but appeared to be random and were not thought to be gang-related or connected to “terrorism”.

In reaction to the development, Birmingham police commander, chief superintendent Steve Graham said:

“Officers worked through yesterday and into the early hours of this morning in a bid to trace the man we believe responsible for these terrible crimes,’’

“Clearly this is a crucial development but our investigation continues. We still need to speak to any witnesses who saw what happened who’ve not yet spoken to us, or anyone who may have video footage or photos of the incidents or the attacker.”