POLICE in Rubery and Rednal are reassuring residents following several knife-related incidents and stabbings in recent days.

Staff at a shop in Rednal have been threatened by a man with knife in a daring daylight robbery on Wednesday.

A man was threatened with a knife at a cashpoint in Rubery on Tuesday and man was stabbed in Frankley the same day.

It has also been reported that staff have been threatened in a knife-point robbery at Rubery Late Night Pharmacy in New Road on Tuesday.

Police are also investigating an attempted knife point robbery at Longbridge Superstore on Bristol Road South on Monday and another attempted knife point robbery at TSM Newsagents in Edgewood Road on Monday.

However, police have said the area does not have "a big knife crime" problem.

A police spokesman said: "We are fortunate that the West Mercia Force area does not have a big knife crime problem, however, the impact of recent events involving young people and knives can still affect lives."

The added that anyone caught carrying a knife will be arrested and prosecuted regardless of whether they say it was for their own protection or were carrying it for someone else and could face a prison sentence of up to 4 years.

If someone stabs somebody and they die, they will face a life sentence and will serve a minimum prison sentence of 25 years.