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British reveller, 35, is fighting for his life after being stabbed during Oktoberfest in Germany

Visitors attend the official opening of the world's biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest, on September 17

British reveler, 35, is fighting for his life after being stabbed during Oktoberfest in Germany

  • The tourist, 35, was seriously injured and requires emergency surgery
  • Two 18-year-old men were arrested today by German police in Munich
  • One of the teenagers was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder
  • The other was arrested by officers on suspicion of aggravated robbery

A Briton is fighting for his life after being stabbed at Oktoberfest in Germany.

The tourist, 35, was seriously injured and needed emergency surgery after being stabbed in Munich as the famous festival started on September 17.

Two 18-year-old men were arrested by German police in the town today in connection with the stabbings.

One of the teenagers was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, while the second is suspected of aggravated robbery.

Officers carried out searches at five residential properties in Munich as part of efforts to find the weapon.

Visitors attend the official opening of the world's biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest, on September 17

Visitors attend the official opening of the world’s biggest beer festival, Oktoberfest, on September 17

The tourist, 35, was seriously injured after being stabbed during the first weekend of the festival (stock photo)

The tourist, 35, was seriously injured after being stabbed during the first weekend of the festival (stock photo)

Police believe the knife attack is linked to a stray drug deal, according to German news outlet br.de.

It is understood the British man was stabbed in the upper body after hundreds of euros were robbed, the report adds.

The two suspects reportedly fled after robbing the alleged victim.

It comes as the famous beer festival is back after a Covid-enforced hiatus.

It is estimated that up to six million people will travel to Munich for the event – which runs until October 3 – based on previous annual celebrations.

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