A reward has been offered in the hunt for an ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect – wanted over a stabbing and kidnapping in Solihull.
Lee Martin, 41, is being sought by police in connection with the attack on a woman on September 5.
Now charity Crimestoppers has offered a £3,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
Martin fled police when they attempted to arrest him on September 6.
West Midlands Police issued a picture of Martin earlier this week and revealed his victim – a woman known to him – had escaped with minor injuries.
People are being urged not to approach Martin if they see him, amid fears he may be armed.
A Crimestoppers appeal issued today, September 9, reads: “Crimestoppers is appealing for the public to contact them immediately if they know the whereabout of 41-year-old Lee Martin.
“Lee Martin is thought to be in the West Midlands area and is believed to be armed. He is wanted on suspicion of stabbing and kidnapping a woman in the Solihull area on Sunday 5th September.
“Thankfully, the woman – who is known to Martin – managed to safely escape and her injuries were minor. Martin made off in a car when police attempted to arrest him the following day.”
Mick Duthie, director of operations at Crimestoppers, said: “Lee Martin is a dangerous man who needs to be taken off the streets to protect the public. This is why our charity is supporting the police by offering a reward and appealing for anonymous information.
“If you know where Lee Martin is, I urge you not to approach him but to speak to us completely anonymously by calling our UK Contact Centre which is open 24/7 on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
“We know it can be difficult to talk about crime or those involved in illegal activity, especially if they are close to home, which is why our charity is here to help. We give people an option of remaining totally anonymous. If you know of Lee Martin’s location, please tell us – nobody will know you contacted us, and you may be eligible for a reward.”
If you know where Martin is call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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