A reconstruction is due to be screened tonight of a seemingly motiveless crime in which a man was stabbed with a knife in Bingley.

The BBC’s Crimewatch progamme is due to screen a reconstruction of an incident in Wagon Lane Bingley on Saturday 15 December 2012 in which a man was seriously injured in a random attack on his own doorstep.

It will be shown in an episode tonight on BBC one as Police continue to appeal for information about the offence which was described as a ‘shocking’ by senior officers.

The stabbing took place at about 10.35pm on 15 December after the 53-year-old victim opened his door and was then stabbed in the neck on his doorstep.

Prior to the attack, the victim had been disturbed by a light outside and subsequently spoke to the suspect who claimed he had lost an item in his garden.

op_pettydale_efit_0Officers have since published a Efit of the attacker who is described as white, around 20 years old, 6 foot tall, of thin to medium build and wearing a distinctive, patterned woolen jumper.

He also had dark wavy hair, thick bushy eyebrows, was clean shaven and spoke in an articulate manner.

A Crimestoppers reward of £2,000 is available for any information which may lead to the identification and conviction of a suspect in the case.

Detective Chief Inspector Elizabeth Belton of the Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, said: “We continue to investigate and appeal for witnesses to what was a shocking and seemingly motiveless attack to a man on his own doorstep.

“I hope the reconstruction due to be screened on Crimewatch may help jog the memory of someone who perhaps saw the suspect that night or who may have information which could assist us.

“We have issued an Efit of the attacker and I would ask anyone who recognises the man pictured or can assist our enquiries to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

“Even the smallest missing detail could be vital in helping us locate the person responsible and take a dangerous individual off our streets.”

Link to Crimewatch clip: https://qlnk.io/ql/54be4fb9e4b0a1d355e28b86