Appeal launched to find offender bitten on cheek
2 March 2012
POLICE are appealing for information following a vicious assault that took place recently in Digbeth leaving a man needing facial surgery.
The incident happened on Fazeley Street at around 5.30am on Saturday 18 February.
A man was walking home from a night in the city when he was set upon by a group on four men who demanded his mobile phone.
When the man refused, the four assaulted him. The four offenders stole £80 in cash from the victim and left him badly beaten on the floor.
The victim has since undergone surgery to repair a severely fractured jaw.
During the brief struggle, the victim was able to bite one of the offenders on the cheek.
Officers hope that the local community will come forward with information as this bite mark should still be clearly visible on the offenders face.
The offenders are described as black, aged 18-22 years of age and all were dressed in dark clothing.
Detective constable Sinaed Sweeney, leading the investigation, said: "If anybody in the local area has noticed a family member, friend or workmate with a bite mark on their face, we would appeal for them to come forward and speak to police.
"This savage attack has left the victim needing reconstructive surgery to his jaw and was particularly brutal.
"We would appeal for anybody with information to come forward and speak to us as soon as possible."
Anyone with information relating to the incident should call DC Sinaed Sweeney from Birmingham Central CID on 101. To give information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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