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Appeal for witnesses following serious assault in Birmingham

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious assault left a man fighting for his life in Birmingham during the early hours of bank holiday Monday (28 August). 

The 20-year-old was struck and it’s understood he fell and hit his head. Sadly his condition deteriorated and he is now in an induced coma due to the life-threatening head injury. 

The attack took place on Ladywell Walk at around 4:15am where a group of men had been enjoying a night out when they got into a confrontation with another group. The incident quickly escalated into a number of apparently unprovoked assaults whereby two other people sustained minor injuries and the 20-year-old was knocked unconscious. 

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Tom Hadley, from Force CID, said: “The attack happened at a busy time and we know that lots of people were in the area enjoying a night out over the bank holiday weekend. 

“We’ve already spoken to a number of witnesses, but I know there are many more who haven’t yet come forward and I’d urge them to do so as soon as possible.

“This is a very serious incident where a young man has been left with severe head injuries. We are working hard to piece together the evidence we have, but we are also aware that some people may have taken photos or video of the incident and I’d ask anyone who has any footage to get in touch.

“If you were there, or believe you know who was involved, or have any other information which may assist our enquiry - no matter how small, please share this with us so we can find those responsible and prevent this from happening again."

If you have any information about this assault which has left a man fighting for his life, please contact one of DI Hadley’s team on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20BW/185025M/17.

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