Birmingham & Black Country

Birmingham needle attack leaves woman facing 'traumatic' tests

CCTV image of a police suspect
Image caption The attacker was wearing jeans, a distinctive long jacket and a baseball cap

A woman faces "months of medical tests" after being stabbed with what appeared to be a hypodermic needle outside a nightclub, police have said.

West Midlands Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the attack outside Bliss nightclub in Broad Street, Birmingham.

The 20-year-old was stabbed twice in the thigh and buttock in the attack at 03:00 BST on Sunday 23 June.

The attacker was in his early 20s with a skinny build, a spokesman said.

He was wearing blue or black jeans, a distinctive long jacket and a baseball cap.

Det Con James Cull said: "Although the initial injuries were minor [the woman] is now facing the traumatic prospect of months of medical tests to ensure she hasn't contracted any illness from the needle."