Leeds & West Yorkshire

Bingley doorstep knifeman e-fit released

E-fit of suspect
Image caption The suspect had thick bushy eyebrows and dark wavy hair

Police have released an e-fit of a suspect police believe stabbed a man in the throat on the doorstep of his home.

The 53-year-old victim was attacked after he confronted a man in his garden in Wagon Lane, Bingley, near Bradford, on 15 December.

He was treated in hospital and has since been discharged.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the stabbing was "shocking and seemingly random" and urged anyone with information to come forward.

Laser pen

The suspect is described as white, about 20 years old, 6ft tall, thin, with dark wavy hair and thick bushy eyebrows. He was clean shaven, spoke in an "articulate manner" and was wearing a "distinctive, patterned woollen jumper".

Det Ch Insp Jon Morgan said: "I am particularly interested in speaking to anyone who saw a man fitting this description, shining a laser pen in the local area around this time.

"We believe this device drew the attention of the victim to the window moments before the incident took place."

Mr Morgan said he also wanted to trace three men seen walking past the Fisherman's pub at 22:30 GMT on 15 December.

The men were described as white, slim and with short hair and one was carrying a chair.

Mr Morgan said: "Thankfully, the victim is now out of hospital and I am calling on the community to help him in receiving the justice he deserves."

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