Yobs left the mother of a two-year-old Tipton girl fearing for her daughter’s life after they threw a brick through the window of the taxi they were travelling in, hitting the youngster in the head.
Chanelle Glanville has branded the culprits ‘scumbags’ and said her daughter was left with a large gash in the back of her head as a result of the attack.
The 26-year-old was travelling home with two-year-old Remy and her 10-year-old daughter Mercedes from her sister’s home in Wednesbury when the brick came flying through the window on Dudley Street, near Potters Lane.
She said: “I was on the phone at the time to my cousin, we were just travelling along and I turned my head to look out the window, when I heard a bang and something hit my head.
“Then Remy and Mercedes just started screaming. The taxi driver pulled over, I touched my head and noticed it was bleeding, and I was in complete shock then. We had been sprayed with glass.
“I took the seatbelt off Remy to get her out of the car, and that’s when I noticed there was lots of blood coming out of her head.
“I was really panicking and screaming loads that we needed an ambulance.
“Her eyes were rolling and she kept dropping off to sleep, I just thought she was going to die.
“The first thing I did was pray.”
The taxi driver then called an ambulance, which first took them to Sandwell Hospital before they went on to Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Remy was put on a drip and monitored overnight, before being given stitches an discharged at around 3.30pm the following day.
Miss Glanville said she knew there was at least one person outside the taxi at the time of the incident but she could not give a description as the incident was a blur.
She added: “I jut think they are disgusting people. When I got outside the taxi I was shouting ‘how can you do that?’
“They are just scumbags. If that had hit our taxi driver we could have all died.
“To throw a brick at a car you know that there’s going to be some kind of accident, and that people are going to get hurt in some way.
“They are just terrible people.”
Detective Constable Debbie Hickinbottom is investigating the attack, which happened on October 8 at around 9.30pm.