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Appeal after teenager hit with hammer during robbery 

Police are investigating after a teenager was hit with a hammer during a violent robbery in a Birmingham park.

The 16-year-old is believed to have been approached by a group of up to five masked men in Perry Park, Church Road, Perry Barr, between 4.15-4:30pm yesterday (12 May).

He was struck by a hammer and baseball bat as cash and mobile phone were stolen from him. The teenager was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.

An 18-year-old girl was also punched to the face as she tried to intervene.

Sergeant Dave Bebb, from force CID, said: "This was a nasty attack which has left a boy with very serious injuries.

"Officers are actively seeking to identify those involved and I would urge anyone who can assist with our enquiries to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime quoting crime reference 20BW/112906K/19.