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Op CALHAMS

Stranger attack, Shenley Lane, Northfield


Details of Incident

Detectives investigating an attack on a teenage girl in Northfield on 1 February have released an e-fit image of the man we’re looking for.

 

The 15-year-old was walking home along Shenley Lane at around 7pm when the man assaulted her with a knife, causing injuries to her hand and head.

 

She managed to make her way home, but required surgery to her hand and stitches to a deep laceration on her head, as well as other superficial wounds. The incident has understandably left her very distressed.

 

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Sproson said: “This attack appears to have been totally unprovoked and has had a devastating effect on the young girl.”

 

“She’s been able to give us a really good description and this artists impression has been created. Do you recognise him?

 

“Our investigation is ongoing and we’ve been meticulously going through all available CCTV of the area.

 

“We understand that attacks like this can be alarming, but we have had no further reports of similar behaviour and we have increased our patrols in an effort to reassure the public.”

 

The man is described as white, large build, wearing dark clothing, a dark blue face mask, dark beanie hat and a dark top with the hood up.

 

If you can help us identify this man or have any other information to assist the investigation, please contact us via Live Chat on our website https://west-midlands.police.uk/contact-us/live-chat.

 

If you have video/doorbell footage or dash cam you can upload it using the link below.

 

Contact Information

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