West Midlands Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in Selly Oak on his way home from celebrating the New Year.

Cash machine at Seoul Plaza, Selly Oak

The 27 year old, who was travelling by taxi in the early hours of New Year’s Day, was attacked at around 3.30am when he stopped to use a cash machine outside Seoul Plaza.

He was taken to hospital by the taxi driver where he underwent emergency surgery. He remains in hospital in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

An local man, 18, has been charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife and has been remanded in prison ahead of a court appearance on 3rd February.

However, detectives still want to hear from witnesses and are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, or were in the area at the time, to get in touch.

If you think you have information that may help police, please email gareth.johnson@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or contact the Complex Investigation Team at Bournville Lane police station by calling 101 ext. 822 3065 or 822 3063 Please quote crime no. 20BW/517P/17 Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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