22nd Oct, 2019

Police hunting man over knife attack on teenager in Frankley

Tristan Harris 17th Sep, 2019 Updated: 17th Sep, 2019

POLICE are hunting a man who skipped bail after being charged with a knife attack on a teenager in Frankley.

Mark Powell is accused of stabbing the 18-year-old who suffered serious internal injuries after sustaining two knife wounds to his body.

The incident happened in High Timbers, on January 13 following an argument.

The 20-year-old was arrested on March 20 and was charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm in August.

Detectives also suspect he was responsible for an attempted burglary in Woodgate Lane, Woodgate, on August 4.

Powell, whose last known address was Stratford Road in Sparkhill, was due to attend court earlier this month but failed to appear − and West Midlands Police are now appealing for information to help recapture him.

Investigating officer Det Con Darren Lennox, said: “Powell is believed to be responsible for a very serious knife attack on a young man.

“It’s claimed the two were travelling in a car together when an argument broke out and Powell produced a knife.

“Anyone prepared to carry a knife and use it needs to be taken off the streets and I would urge anyone who’s seen Powell or thinks they know where he is to contact us.”

Anyone who knows where Powell is should call West Midlands Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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