29 October 2014, 11:06 | Updated: 29 October 2014, 11:33
CCTV footage has been released by detectives in Birmingham wanted for questioning after a man was stabbed at a block of flats.
The man went to Medway Tower, Cromwell Street, Nechells, at 8am on Saturday 23 August with a friend, shown in the footage, whom officers would also like to speak to as a witness only.
The 31-year-old victim suffered eight stab wounds in the confrontation and spent several days in hospital. Fortunately he is continuing to make a full recovery, but detectives urgently need to trace the man responsible.
DC Sarah McDonnell, from Force CID, said: "The man had attended a gathering in a flat with a friend although he had not been invited and was not known to any of the people there. After words were exchanged with the victim, they went outside and got into a fight where the unknown man produced a knife.
"I urgently need anyone who knows the man or saw him on that Bank Holiday weekend to contact me. I would also like to appeal to the man with him to come forward to help us with our enquiries."
Police arrived at the scene shortly after the attack but the man had fled. Forensic specialists cordoned off the scene to search for clues and everyone at the gathering was spoken to, but the man is yet to be identified.
Clear CCTV footage has been recovered from the tower block’s systems and police are now appealing for anyone who recognises the man to come forward. He is described as aged around 27 and Somalian. He was wearing a striped short sleeved polo shirt and a distinctive red cap.
Anyone with information should contact DC McDonnell on 101 or alternatively information can be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.