Detectives investigating a double stabbing near a tram stop are keen to speak to this man.
A knifeman stabbed a 21-year-old in the chest and left a 23-year-old with wounds to his stomach and back during the ‘unprovoked’ attack.
The victims, who were walking on the footpath alongside The Hawthorns Metro station at the time, both required hospital treatment.
Luckily, their injuries were not life-threatening and they were discharged the next day.
British Transport Police is investigating the incident, which happened at around 9pm on Friday, November 20, and has released CCTV images of a man officers wish to speak to.
Det Insp Ray Ascott said: “This is a concerning act of violence which at this stage we believe to be unprovoked, and we are working hard to trace the individual responsible.
“I’d appeal to anyone who may recognise the man in the CCTV image from his very distinctive clothing to get in touch with us as soon as possible.
“CCTV shows he boarded a train at Cradley Heath station at 7.40pm on Friday to The Hawthorns, before later boarding a train towards Worcester.”
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He continued: “The man in the CCTV image is pictured wearing a black baseball cap with black and white scarf wrapped around it, a red/black North Face jacket, dark blue Under Armour jogging pants and light brown boots. He is also wearing yellow coloured rubber cleaning gloves.”
“Thankfully, incidents like this on the Metro are incredibly rare and additional reassurance patrols have taken place in the area.”
Anyone who recognises the man should contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 405040, quoting reference 209-261120.
Police have urged anyone who spots him to call 999.