UPDATE 3rd July 11.43am Within the last hour Stirchley stabbing suspect Leon Harrison has handed himself in. West Midlands Police thank everyone who shared their appeal.

Update 2nd July 5pm: Police have named the man wanted in connection with the stabbing – click here for description and image


Updated 2nd July 12.50pm

West Midlands Police have launched a manhunt yesterday (1st July) afternoon following an attack on a woman outside Fitness First gym in Stirchley.

The 31 year old woman was stabbed in the car park of the Pershore Road gym at around 2pm yesterday afternoon before her attacker made off in a silver coloured car. Police believe her attacker was known to her.

The woman, who suffered multiple stab wounds,  is underwent surgery in hospital yesterday after sustaining life threatening injuries. Her condition today is described as critical but stable.

Detective Inspector Justin Spanner, from Force CID, said: “This woman is lucky to be alive.

“We have spoken to a number of witnesses who were at the car park at the time but there are still a number of others we have yet to hear from.

“There was also a long queue of traffic along Pershore Road yesterday afternoon and someone sat in that traffic may have seen the suspect we are looking for.

“If you have any information, or if you saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, please contact us as soon as possible.”

Detectives are appealing to any witnesses to call them on 101 (or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111) and are particularly keen to hear from the driver of a blue Renault which was leaving the car park at the time of the incident as they may have witnessed the incident.

If anyone knows of the whereabouts of the man, they are advised not to approach him and to call 999.

Will provide updates as we get them.

Update 2nd July 5pm: Police have named the man wanted in connection with the stabbing – click here for description and image

Cover image by Ian Britton on Flickr


  1. how awful!!! What e;se can you say.
    i note the police say ring 101…well my experience of thta number is not good. as in
    press 1 or 2 or 3
    hello west midlands police…puting you throught to contact centre…
    hello contact centre… where are you…ooh we cannot find thtat on our computer….
    It is not a good service as far as i am concerned.


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