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Appeal after man assaulted and robbed in Birmingham

*WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT* 

We are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed in Birmingham yesterday (10 Feb). 

An 18-year-old man was punched, kicked and hit with a glass bottle by a large group of teenagers as he was waiting at a bus stop on Washwood Heath Road, in Ward End at 3.45pm. 

His phone and cap were stolen and his girlfriend was kicked in the back as she tried to intervene. 

Fortunately members of the public helped the pair and the group the fled the scene. 

The man was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to his head. 

injuries from 18 year old
18-year-old suffered head injuries in the attack

Detective Sergeant Tom Lyons from Force CID said, "This was a nasty unprovoked attack on a man who was innocently waiting for his bus. 

“We believe the offenders are all around 16-17 years old, Asian, and one of them had curly hair and was wearing a blue coat.

“This was a large group of people and would likely have caused some disturbance to passers-by, so we are appealing for anyone who saw the group or has any information to contact us."

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference number 20BE/37687N/20. 

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