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Fresh witnesses sought following violent assault – Gravelly Hill, Birmingham

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Detectives investigating a violent assault at Gravelly Hill station are today appealing for fresh witnesses to get in touch. 

Shortly after 7pm on 30 August, a man in his thirties was seriously assaulted by a group of teenagers at the station. He was punched and kicked multiples times and it is believed he was shocked with an electronic stun weapon. 

The attack happened on platform two at the station. 

The victim was taken to hospital, where he was treated for a fractured eye socket, broken nose, cut to his forehead and other lacerations and cuts. 

Following enquiries made by our officers, we have since arrested seven people on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, they've each been released on police bail as enquiries continue. They are as follows: 

- 17-year-old man from Birmingham 
- 19-year-old female from Birmingham 
- 17-year-old man from Birmingham 
- 17-year-old man from Birmingham 
- 17-year-old man from Birmingham 
- 16-year-old man from Birmingham 
- 16-year-old man from Birmingham 

DI Graham Moss from BTP, said: “This was an extremely violent and seemingly unprovoked assault and we are working hard to collect evidence as part of our investigation. I am conscious that a number of individuals would have witnessed what happened and I am today appealing for anyone who hasn’t already contacted police to do so. 

“You might hold vital information which could help us bring those responsible to justice. Violence of any sort will never be tolerated on the rail network, I’d like to reassure the public that incidents such as this are taken extremely seriously and are robustly investigated.”  
 
Anyone with information should contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 464 of 30/08/2018. 

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