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Birmingham New Street station 'needle-stab' man sought by police

Image released by police Image copyright British Transport Police
Image caption Police released an image of a man whom officers say may have "important information"

A man who is believed to have stabbed a woman with a needle outside Birmingham New Street station is being sought by police.

A CCTV image of a man officers said might have "important information" has been released.

The 22-year-old victim had just left the station when a man walked past, stabbing her arm in Stephenson Street.

She was left with a puncture wound following the incident at about 08:30 GMT on Christmas Eve.

She was stabbed "with what appeared to be a needle", British Transport Police (BTP) said.

PC Don Whyte said immediately after the attack the assailant "walked off hurriedly, leaving his victim with a small puncture wound".

He said: "Understandably, the woman was extremely distressed by this incident."

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