DETECTIVES have launched a manhunt after a woman was kidnapped and stabbed before managing to free herself and raise the alarm.
Lee Martin is suspected of attacking the woman at a property in Solihull, West Midlands, on Sunday night.
The 41-year-old reportedly knows the victim, who managed to escape and suffer from minor injuries after the assault.
She reported the incident to police who have now launched an investigation into the horror incident.
Officers attempted to arrest the suspect the next day, but he made off in a car when approached by officers.
Members of the public are being urged to not approach Martin as police appeal for help in tracking him down.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: “We’re urgently searching for Lee Martin, 41, who is wanted on suspicion of stabbing and kidnapping a woman in the Solihull area on Sunday (5 September).
“The woman – who is known to Martin – managed to safely get out and thankfully her injuries were minor.
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“The suspect made off in a car when police tried to arrest him the next day.
“We urge anyone with information about his whereabouts not to approach him as we believe he is dangerous and could be armed but to call us on 999.
“Alternatively, contact us via Live Chat on our website and quote 20/1724029/21. “You can always call @CrimestoppersUK anonymously on 0800 555 111.”