Longley condemns Big Issue killings14 January 2013
The Archbishop of Birmingham, Bernard Longley, today condemned the killing of two Big Issue sellers on Friday evening as a "senseless and unwarranted attack on two vulnerable people".
The two vendors, named by police as Wayne Busst and Ian Watson-Gladwish, were found dead on Friday in Birmingham city centre. Both had suffered multiple stab wounds.
Archbishop Longley said the attack was "bewildering" and added: "I encourage people to support the voluntary agencies throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands that are trying to steer people towards permanent accommodation and work opportunities."
West Midlands Police are questioning a 23-year-old man who was arrested shortly after the incident on Friday evening. They believe the attacker was known to his victims.
For other recent bulletins, select from the list here: