Police release image of suspect after needle attacks

Detectives investigating a number of needle attacks on women in Birmingham city centre have released an image of a suspect.

Five women have been stabbed with needles over the past 18 months in a disturbing spate of attacks.

Police released this image of the suspect in the needle attacks. Credit: Police handout

The most recent assault occurred earlier this month after a 30-year-old woman was stabbed in her thigh.

Police have increased the number of patrols in the city centre as a result.

Police have urged anyone who recognises the man in the image to contact detectives on 101 or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Women attacked with needles

The number of police officers on patrol around Broad Street in Birmingham and other city centre areas has been stepped up after a spate of needle attacks on women. Five women have been stabbed with needles while on nights out over the past 18 months.