Shopper, 77, stabbed in 'random attack' in Tyseley

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image captionPolice said the man was attacked as he visited shops on Tynedale Road in Tyseley

A 77-year-old man has life-threatening injuries after being stabbed in a "random attack" while shopping.

Police have charged Asim Hussain with attempted murder over the incident in Tyseley, Birmingham, on Saturday.

It is alleged the 27-year-old, of Broadstone Road, Lea Hall, Birmingham, struck as the pensioner visited shops on Tynedale Road at 12:45 GMT.

He was remanded in custody after appearing at Wolverhampton Magistrates' Court earlier.

Mr Hussain, who is also charged with possessing a knife in public, is next due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on 15 February.

Describing the events a "random attack", West Midlands Police said the victim remained in a critical condition in hospital.

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