A mother, whose husband was fighting for his life in hospital last night following a brutal stabbing, has pleaded with her son to give himself up to police.
Detectives are hunting Kimati Wandiswe Bantom over a knife attack on his step-father in Birmingham 12 days ago.
Walter Ndimphwe Bantom was found in his Winson Green home shortly after midnight on July 30 after being stabbed twice in the chest, the blade hitting his heart.
It is also thought he had boiling water poured over him.
The 53-year-old was critically ill in hospital yesterday.
Kimati, aged 24, has not been seen since leaving the house in Cape Street. The public have been warned not to approach him.
Pearl Bantom said: "My husband lies seriously ill in hospital after an attack on him in our home.
"I urgently appeal for my son Kimati to come forward and speak to police. If anyone knows where Kim is they must tell the police. Myself and my daughters Izzie and Kiki cannot rest.
"Walter and Kim were very close and we must speak to Kim to find out what happened."
Police described Walter as a "loving family man" who had looked after Kimati from a very early age.
Kimati, who also goes by the names of Kim, Gad Kashe, and King Gad, had only been in the country since February.
Det Insp Keith Vundun, from Rose Road CID, said: "We want to interview Kimati Bantom who we believe was present at the time of the incident and may be able to assist with our inquiries."
Bantom is described as black, 5ft 7ins and thin with short dreadlocks.
He has a goatee beard and a moustache with a surgical scar covering his lower right forearm.