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Appeal for information following attack in Washwood Heath, Birmingham



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We are appealing for information following a serious assault which has left a 20-year-old man with serious injuries.

On Friday 11 August just before 5pm in Washwood Heath, a heavy object, was thrown from the railway bridge on Warren Road, and struck a man who was standing beneath the bridge

He sustained life-threatening injuries including a fracture to the skull, fractures to the left eye socket and cheekbone and a collapsed lung.

Investigating officer, Det Con Tim Friend, said: “The victim has sustained very serious injuries and is still in hospital receiving treatment as a result of this incident. We believe a heavy item, possibly a brick, was thrown from the overbridge and struck the victim. I would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard the incident, or anyone who has any further information about what happened.”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Det Con Tim Friend by calling BTP on 0800 40 50 40 or text information to 61016, quoting reference number 130 of 31/08/2017


Notes to Editor 

A 34 year old man from Oldbury  was arrested on suspicion of committing a serious assault in connection with this incident and has been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.


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