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Police hunt Sandwell syringe needle attacker

Two CCTV images of a man Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Police released two CCTV images of a man they are trying to trace

CCTV images have been released by police investigating a needle attack on a woman in Sandwell, West Midlands.

The 28-year-old woman was walking to her car in Short Street when she was punched and attacked with a syringe.

"It seems her assailant had possibly injected her or tried to with an unknown fluid," a police officer said.

Officers said she was undergoing medical tests, following the attack on 28 February, and had "endured weeks of upset" during checks.

Police are attempting to trace a white man in his mid- to late 30s, who wore a blue baseball cap, a blue jumper with a Sandwell Homes logo and blue trousers.

Pc Joe Toon said police were working with Sandwell Homes, but had so far been unable to identify the man.

He appealed for anyone who recognised the man to contact police in Sandwell.

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