WATCH: Police appeal after violent assault on city street
Police are appealing for witnesses after a defenceless man was savagely attacked by a group as he cowered on the floor.
West Midlands Police have released video footage showing the assault in Birmingham city centre on Sunday, June 28.
The 40-year-old man was set upon in Corporation Street at around 6pm and robbed of his wallet and keys.
He was left with nasty head injuries and needed hospital treatment to a badly bruised eye and possible fractures after one of the offenders stamped on his head.
The footage shows several people witnessing and filming the incident and police are urging them to contact them with information as soon as possible so that they can identify those involved.
Detective Inspector Gemma Currie said: “We’re horrified at the violence used towards this man who simply curled himself into a ball to escape the onslaught.
“Footage shows several people in the area who may have footage or information which could assist and there will be many more who recognise them.
“This could have ended far worse than it has and we would urge you to do the right thing and contact us."
Police can be reached through Live Chat on west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101 anytime or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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