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Attempted murder probe as man left critical after Tipton carjacking

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | Crime | Published:

Police have launched an attempted murder investigation after a man was left seriously injured during a Black Country carjacking.

Police issues a CCTV of the van in an effort to trace witnesses to the attack in Tipton on Sunday

The 40-year-old victim remains in a critical condition in hospital after being hit with a blunt object as his van was stolen in Tipton on Sunday.

The man was found with a serious head injury on Sedgley Road East just after 11am but he is believed to have been attacked around four hours earlier.

Watch: CCTV shows stolen van

Appeal after man critically injured in Tipton

The stolen white Transit van was found abandoned further along the road after catching fire due to an electrical fault, West Midlands Police said.

Officers are treating the attack as attempted murder and have appealed for anyone who saw the van between 7am and 7.30am, or who may have seen the suspected attacker flee, to get in contact.

The force has released CCTV footage in an attempt to jog people's memories.

An aerial view showing Sedgley Road East going across Dudley Port. Photo: Google

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Det Con Polly Venables, from West Midlands Police CID, said: "A man has been left seriously injured and we are treating this as an attempted murder investigation.

"The van was found further up the road and we urgently need to speak to anyone who saw the driver. We know there were a number of cars who drove by and they could be crucial witnesses."

Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101, quoting crime number 20SW/3874L/20.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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