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Appeal after carjacking in Edgbaston

Detectives want to trace these men following a violent carjacking in Edgbaston last night (Monday 25 March). 

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The victim was approached by up to seven men who knocked him to the floor and hit him across the head in Calthorpe Road at around 8.30pm.

They then took the keys to his Mercedes and all jumped in the vehicle before speeding away.

The victim, aged in his 40s, was taken to hospital with a cut to his head after apparently being hit with a weapon.  

Detective Sergeant Simon Kershaw, from Force CID, said: "This was a nasty robbery where the carjackers were not afraid to use violence.

"They were determined to steal a car and willing to inflict injury to achieve their aim. 

"This was a frightening ordeal for the victim, who suffered a cut to the head which required hospital treatment.

"The offenders drove off at speed, putting pedestrians and other road users at risk, and we are asking for the public's help in tracing those responsible."

Anyone with information to 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. Quote crime reference number 20BW/72852A/19.

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