Three teens arrested in Birmingham City Centre

Three teens have been arrested in Birmingham today (07/01) on suspicion of drug and weapons offences.

The trio were spotted brandishing a zombie-style knife by an off duty officer at around 1.30pm this afternoon in the city centre.

The incident was called in, and firearms officers swooped on the trio as they walked along Waterloo Street.

Two large hunting knives and a quantity of drugs were found and seized for analysis.

Two 16-year-old boys and a 17-year-old, all from Birmingham, were detained on suspicion of possessing a bladed article in a public place.

One of the boys aged 16, was further arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

The teenagers have been taken to custody, and will be questioned by officers this afternoon.

Chief Inspector Jack Hadley from Force Response said: “The fact that three young people were brandishing weapons in broad daylight is shocking, but this is a good result, and great work from our firearms officers in reaching the scene swiftly, seizing knifes and making arrests.”