Needle attacks on women

Five women have been stabbed with needles in a disturbing spate of attacks in Birmingham city centre over the past 18 months, police revealed today.

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CCTV released as police look for needle attack witness

Police are looking for a witness as part of their investigation into a series of needle attacks in Birmingham’s Broad Street.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of the man (pictured left) who was captured on camera just after an attack at around 3am on Sunday November 3, when a 30-year-old woman felt a sharp pain in her thigh, which was later found to be a puncture wound.

They believe he may have witnessed the attack or know the person responsible.

The man pictured on the right is thought to be responsible for the attacks, and Police are trying to trace him.

Police are looking for the man on the left, who may be a witness Credit: West Midlands Police

Detective Inspector Julie Woods, from Force CID said:

We have received several calls with information following the appeal on Friday and are currently following these up. We have also received reports of six further attacks going back over the last six months which could possibly be linked to the same suspect."

However, we are still keen to hear from anyone who has any information about these incidents and who recognises either of the men in the CCTV images."

"These are strange offences and the motive at this stage is unclear, but we do not underestimate the anxiety and stress that the attacks can cause."

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