Man has face fractured and ear ripped off in violent attack outside garage

A man has needed surgery to reattach his ear and repair fractures to his face after being kicked and punched in an unprovoked attack.

The attack happened outside Kev's Tyres on Tat Bank Road in Oldbury. Photo: Google
The attack happened outside Kev's Tyres on Tat Bank Road in Oldbury. Photo: Google

West Midlands Police have launched the investigation after the daylight attack on Tat Bank Road, Oldbury, just before 10am on Saturday.

The 32-year-old victim was pulling into Kev's Tyres when he was punched. After falling to the ground, was kicked in the head.

The attack left him needing surgery to repair multiple fractures to his face and stitches to reattach his ear.

In a post on Facebook the victim's wife described the "devastating" injuries, saying: "He has had to have his ear stitched back on and has 30 fractures to his face and his jaw has been disconnected from his skull. He will be having surgery today to start the process of ‘putting him back together’."

She described her husband as "the most kind, caring and gentle man you could ever meet," and said he was "brutally attacked at 9.54am whilst getting his tyres changed".

"His injuries are devastating and this beautiful man is in so much pain going through so much for no reason at all."

She said the family is destroyed by what's happened.

Police said offender was seen making off towards the canal at the junction of Parsonage Street, and officers are now speaking to witnesses and checking CCTV footage to identify him.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said: "A man has received severe facial injuries in an unprovoked attack on Tat Bank Road, Oldbury just before 10am yesterday (5 Feb).

"As he pulled into a garage, he was brutally punched to the ground and kicked in the head.

"The 32-year-old has needed surgery to repair multiple fractures to his face and stitches to reattach his ear.

"The offender made off towards the canal at the junction of Parsonage Street.

"We have been speaking to witnesses and exploring CCTV in an effort to trace him.

"This was a motiveless attack and we are keen to speak to anyone who has information to assist our investigation. Contact us via Live Chat on our website quoting 20/195540/22."

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 10am on Saturday to reports of an assault on Tat Bank Road, Oldbury. We sent one ambulance to the scene and treated a man for serious injuries and he was conveyed to hospital for further treatment."

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