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Perry Barr station subway attack sees man's hand hacked with machete

2015-05-24 22:12:59

Perry Barr subwayThe scene of Saturday's machete attack in Perry Barr.

Police are hunting a machete thug who hacked at a man’s hand in a brutal subway attack.

Blood was splattered on the wall of the crime scene today following the attack off Birchfield Road, Perry Barr.

It happened at 5.40pm on Saturday after what police called a “dispute” between two men.

The victim, aged 54, suffered a serious hand injury but his wounds were not life-threatening.

A trader, who asked not to be named, said the subway, near the Crown and Cushion pub, was cordoned off by police for around three hours.

Perry Barr subwayThe scene of Saturday's machete attack in Perry Barr.

He said: “People are talking about it. They are saying he nearly hand his hand chopped off.

“We don’t know how true it is but it sounds pretty serious.”

“There was a police car pulled up nearby and it was blocked off for a few hours.

“By 10pm everything was gone and there was no sign anything had happened.”

West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Detectives are currently following up a number of lines of enquiry to locate the suspect.

“The attack is believed to have happened after a dispute between the two men.”

Anyone with information should call Det Sgt Jim Bird on 101 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.

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