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Police release e-fit of man they want to speak to after Northfield knife attack on teenage girl

Bromsgrove Editorial 17th Feb, 2022 Updated: 17th Feb, 2022

POLICE have released this e-fit image of the man they are trying to track down after a knife attack in Northfield on February 1.

The 15-year-old was walking home along Shenley Lane at around 7pm when the man assaulted her with a knife, causing injuries to her hand and head.

The man was white, of large build and was wearing dark clothing, a dark blue face mask, a dark beanie hat and a dark top with the hood up.

She managed to get home, but needed surgery to her hand and stitches to a deep cut on her head. She also sustained other superficial wounds and the incident has left her very distressed.

Det Ch Insp Dave Sproson said: “This attack appears to have been totally unprovoked and has had a devastating effect on the young girl.

“She’s been able to give us a really good description and this artists impression has been created. Do you recognise him?”

The investigation is ongoing and officers have been meticulously going through all available CCTV in the area.

DCI Sproson added: “We understand that attacks like this can be alarming, but we have had no further reports of similar behaviour and we have increased our patrols in an effort to reassure the public.”

Anyone who can identify the man or anyone with any other investigation which could help the investigation can report it via Live Chat at or by calling 101.

Click here to upload video, doorbell or dash cam footage that could assist officers.

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