Meat cleaver incident – man charged with attempted murder

A Birmingham man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly taking a meat cleaver to a woman in Handsworth and dragging her from her car.

Cleon Smith, aged 42 of no fixed address, will appear before Birmingham magistrates today also charged with wounding, threats to kill, criminal damage, dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapon.

A 35-year-old woman arrested for perverting the course of justice has been released under investigation.

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