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Appeal to identify man stabbed multiple times in legs

Percy Road in Sparkhill, Birmingham Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption A witness described how up to 12 men ran away from the scene while they tended to the victim

A man is critically ill after being stabbed multiple times in the legs in an attack in Birmingham.

Detectives said the man, who has not yet been identified, was found in the Sparkhill area of the city at around 22:00 GMT on Monday.

He has undergone surgery and remains in a stable condition in a hospital critical care ward.

West Midlands Police are appealing for help to identify him in order to contact next-of-kin.

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A witness who tended to the victim, has described how up to 12 men ran away from the scene in Percy Road.

Some of them shouted "Ravi", which it is thought could be the name of the injured man.

Police describe the victim as being in his mid-20s with a dark complexion and say he could be of Eastern European or Asian ethnicity.

He is clean-shaven, of medium build, with dark hair around half an inch in length, detectives said.

Sgt Simon Hanlon, from Force CID, said: "We are following up a number of lines of enquiry to try and trace the people responsible but understanding the identity of the victim is clearly a top priority."

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