Man brandishes knife in coffee shop car park incident


West Midlands Police were called to reports of a man with a knife on Sir Herbert Austin Way, Northfield at 12.20pm Saturday (23rd March).

Video footage shows an altercation involving two men, one of who is armed with a knife, in the car park of Starbucks – neither men were customers.

It’s understood the incident continued out onto Vineyard Road.

There were no reported injuries, and police enquiries remain ongoing.

Anyone with information can contact us, quoting log number 1155 of 23/03 via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 


    • I moved out of Rubery a couple of months ago after some 12 years or so. One reason was the rising crime in the area, especially violent crime and anti-social behaviour. And even though there were regular consultation meetings between residents, local councillors and the police very little has improved over the last year or so.

      Perhaps the closures and/or limited opening hours of police stations in the area certainly haven’t helped the situation; and now there are talks of residents paying for private security companies to patrol at-risk areas.

      A shame that Rubery and Frankley is heading into the abyss a little more each year. It was a nice area – not brilliant – and certainly a more pleasant place to live compared to now.

      Am glad I’m out of the area, but it saddens me when I read more and more reports of crime hitting innocent citizens and local businesses.

  1. We too have also just moved out of the area for the same reason. We have lived in the area for 21 years after some thugs came with knives and machetes to take our car thought it was time to move out of Birmingham!


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