Birmingham city centre stabbing: man charged with attempted murder

Asim Abdulrasul was detailed shortly after a woman was found with injuries on Temple Row on Tuesday morning (August 16)

West Midlands Police have charged a man over the stabbing of a woman in Birmingham city centre on Tuesday morning (16 Aug).

Asim Abdulrasul was detained shortly after she was found with injuries in Temple Row at around 9.50am.

The 46-year-old from Coventry has now been charged with attempted murder and possessing a knife in public.

He’s been remanded into police custody and is set to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court today (18 Aug).

A 26-year-old woman - who is known to the man - was taken to hospital. Fortunately, her injuries were not life-threatening and she’s since been discharged.

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A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We’d like to thank members of the public who bravely intervened and who we believe undoubtedly prevented her from suffering more serious injuries.”

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