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Man attacked with hammer in Kings Heath

By Dayna Farrington | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Police are appealing for information after a man was attacked with a hammer in Birmingham.

The attack happened in Alcester Road South, in Kings Heath. Photo: Google Maps

The 35-year-old man was walking along Alcester Road South, in Kings Heath, when a VW Golf pulled up and two men approached him.

The man was repeatedly hit across the back and neck with a hammer and punched in the face – before the men got back into the car and drove off.

The victim was taken to hospital with suspected spinal damage and was later discharged.

The attack happened at around 10.15pm on Tuesday night.

Detectives from West Midlands Police are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the attack or saw a VW Golf in the area acting suspiciously to contact them.

DC Darren Lennox, from force CID, said: "This was a random attack on a man who was fortunate enough to not have suffered serious injuries.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who might have been out on their daily walk or exercise who might have seen anything or has any information to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 20BW/85170J/20.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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