Appeal after elderly man assaulted in attempted robbery

WARNING: This story contains a graphic image

We urgently need your help after an elderly man was assaulted in an attempted robbery on Thursday (23 September).
Two men forced their way into the house of a 77-year-old and they raided the property before waking the man in his bed and demanding keys to an Audi on the drive.
The masked men then dragged him out of bed and punched and kicked him multiple times, before leaving empty handed.
He suffered serious injuries including a cut lip, broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder. He remains in hospital in a serious condition after suffering a bleed on the brain, which medical professionals believe could be as a result of the assault.

Picture of injuries
The 77-year-old remains in hospital with serious injuries 

The attempted robbery happened between 1.20am and 1.45am on Moor Green Lane, Birmingham.
Our investigations are in the early stages, but so far there is no CCTV covering the location. However we are asking people to think back if anything seemed unusual at that time, or to check their CCTV to see if there is anything from around that time that might help with our investigation.
We are also urging anyone who may know these people, who have caused these horrible injuries to this man, to do the right thing and hand them in.
Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101. Alternatively quote crime reference number 20/1757136/21.

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