31 year old Leon Harrison was set to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ court this morning (30th July) charged with the attempted murder of a pregnant woman who was stabbed in the car park of Fitness First in Stirchley on 1st July.

Harrison, from Swinford Road in Selly Oak, was arrested on 3 July after he handed himself in at a Birmingham police station. He was assessed by mental health experts and at the time was deemed unfit to be interviewed.

The 31-year-old fork lift driver was released yesterday from the secure mental health unit and charged.

Read more: Police continue manhunt after woman stabbed outside Stirchley gym

Cover image by Ian Britton on Flickr

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