Two teenagers have been arrested after it's suspected they plotted to rob a taxi driver by luring him to a bogus midnight pick-up in Birmingham.
CCTV Released After Birmingham Stabbing
Police have released images of two teenage boys they want to speak to after a man was stabbed on his way to work in Erdington.
The 46-year-old man was on his way to get a bus in Chester Road at around 5am on Friday 19 September when he was approached by two teenage boys and a woman.
The group asked the man to hand over his possessions and when he refused one of the teenagers then hit him over the head and while he tried to fight him off he was stabbed to his upper body several times. They then ran off.
A passer-by spotted the man moments later and called emergency services to the scene. He was rushed to hospital for treatment and was kept in for eight days - he is now recovering at home.
The first teenager is described as black or mixed race, aged between 12 and 13 years old, 5ft 3ins tall, slim build. He was wearing a red bandana that had a paisley type pattern on it.
The second teenager was black or mixed race, aged between 15 and 16, 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build. He was wearing a black hooded jacket and a black bandana across the lower part of his face.
Detective Constable Michael Lynch, from Force CID, said: "The man suffered really nasty injuries that will have a devastating and lasting effect on his life.
"We are appealing to members of the public to help us with this investigation by identifying the two people in the CCTV images.
"If you know who they are or have any information about this investigation please get in touch with us as soon as you can by calling 101."
An 18-year-old woman has been charged with a section 18 wounding, possession of a firearm and attempted robbery in connection with this investigation. Donna Brown, of Main Street in Sparkbrook, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 11 October and was remanded in custody.
She will next appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 19 January 2015.
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