A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was slashed with a blade after a robbery in Bromsgrove.

The incident happened on Old Birmingham Road between 6 pm and 6.30 pm on Monday, August 1.

A man approached a teenager and demanded he hand over his bike before attacking him with what is believed to be a machete.

The victim suffered a deep cut to his hand and was taken to hospital for further treatment.

The man fled the scene with the teenager’s bike.

It is believed the man in the image was in the area at the time of the incident and may have information which could assist officers with their investigation.

Anyone who may recognise this man, or may have witnessed or have any dash-cam footage of the incident is asked to report it online via https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting incident number 579i of 1 August 2022.