West Midlands Police have launched an investigation after two men were stabbed at a snooker venue in Alum Rock last night (23/04).

Officers responded to reports of disorder inside the Big Shot Snooker Club, Highfield Road, at around 9.15pm.

Two men, both aged 18, are believed to have been robbed and then stabbed. They were taken to hospital with injuries which are not life-threatening.

CCTV footage has been recovered and enquiries to trace those responsible are under way.

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was in or around the club at the time and may be able to assist with the investigation.

Detective Sergeant Tom Lyons, from Force CID, said: “We are currently working to establish the full circumstances of what happened last night.

“We believe there was a dispute and the two men were stabbed after being robbed of cash and personal belongings.

“We have a number of active lines of enquiry but I would urge anyone with information which could help us to get in touch.”

Anyone with information has been asked to get in touch via Live Chat on the West Midlands Police website between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quote crime reference 20BE/97507B/19.