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£5,000 reward offered over Tipton attack which left man with bleed on brain

By Dayna Farrington | Tipton | Crime | Published:

A £5,000 reward has been offered after a man was violently attacked as he slept in his parked van in the Black Country.

The victim was asleep in his van which was parked on Kings Court Trading Estate, Sedgley Road East, Tipton. Photo: Google Maps

Igors Loginovs, aged 40, needed intensive care and was in hospital for two weeks after being beaten with a piece of wood by a man who smashed his way into his van as he slept in Tipton.

Four months on and police are yet to arrest anyone in relation to the attack. Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

The attacker, who is not believed to have been known to the victim, tried to open the locked van before picking up a piece of wood and smashing the driver's door window at around 7am on Sunday, January 5.

The van was parked in the Kings Court Trading Estate, off Sedgley Road East in Tipton when the attack happened and the violence spilled out onto the car park where he was repeatedly beaten by the attacker using a piece of wood.

Mr Loginovs sustained several fractures to the skull, which led to a large bleed on his brain. He required intensive care and spent two weeks in hospital.

After the attack, the suspect got into Mr Loginovs' van and drove away but the van broke down nearby and caught fire.

The suspect, who had initially been walking in the direction of Tipton, then fled the scene on foot, along Dudley Port towards Horsley Heath.

Mr Loginovs, originally from Latvia, was eventually found by a member of the public who called an ambulance.

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He has no family in the UK, speaks no English and remains in a traumatised state after the attack.

Mick Duthie, director of operations at Crimestoppers, said: “This is a particularly shocking attack and we are appealing to anybody with any information about it to do the right thing and to tell our charity what you know 100 per cent anonymously.

"Your anonymous information could make all of the difference in keeping other people safe from harm and in getting justice.

“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity began over 32 years ago.

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"We have always kept our promise of anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted us. Every day over a thousand people contact us to pass on what they know.

“No matter how small you think the information you have may be, please contact us.”

Anyone with information, or who witnessed the assault, is urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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