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.


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.