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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed on his way home from celebrating New Year’s Eve in Selly Oak.
The 27-year old victim stepped out of a taxi in Bristol Road at around 3.30am on January 1 to use a cash machine outside Seoul Plaza (pictured) when he was attacked.
He was taken to hospital by the taxi driver and underwent emergency surgery; he remains in hospital in a stable condition but is expected to make a full recovery.
An 18-year-old man from the local area has been charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife and has been remanded in prison ahead of a court appearance on 3 February.
But detectives still want to hear from witnesses and are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or were in the area at the time, to get in touch.
PC Gareth Johnson said: “We believed there were a number of people in the street at the time who may have witnessed what happened. I am appealing for those people to come forward and talk to us if they haven’t already done so.”
If you were in the area and witnessed anything you believe may be of interest to the on-going enquiry, please get in contact with the Complex Investigation Team at Bournville Lane police station by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 101 ext. 822 3065 or 822 3063
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers 0800 555 111. Please quote crime no. 20BW/517P/17
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