Police swooped on a suspected knifeman armed with a baseball bat in Birmingham as a vigil was being held for victims of the Manchester terror attack.

The man was heard screaming and shouting as he was handcuffed by officers close to where 1,000 people had gathered in Victoria Square to pay tribute to the 22 victims.  He was taken away in a riot van as officers were seen clutching what is believed to be a baseball bat and hatchet amid heightened tensions following last night’s attack.

Speakers who had been paying tribute to the Manchester victims were interrupted by the man’s loud protests as he was led away by officers from a side street.

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