25th Sep, 2017

Man followed and kicked to the ground in vicious Redditch attack

Redditch Editorial 12th Sep, 2017 Updated: 12th Sep, 2017

A MAN in Redditch was punched and kicked to the ground in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police from Redditch are appealing for witnesses to the assault which happened in Redditch on Friday (8 September).

At around 3.30am as the victim, a man in his 30’s, walked through the underpass at the bottom of Beoley Road West that leads to Holloway Lane.

He was approached by two men who then walked with him along Beoley Road East and onto Kingsley Avenue, claiming they were making sure he would get home ok.

Whilst on Kingsley Avenue, the men attacked the victim, punching and pushing him to the ground while continuing to kick him.

One of the men is white, 6ft tall and of slim build with blond hair, styled long on top and shaved around the sides.

The second man is dark skinned , 5ft 9in tall and of stocky build with short, shaved black hair. Both men are also described as speaking with English accents.

The two men are believed to have run off back in the direction they came from, taking the victim’s wallet and leaving him with significant injuries to his face that required hospital treatment.

Detective Constable Samantha Moore of Redditch CID said: “The victim has been subjected to a nasty attack and we are asking members of the local community to contact us if they witnessed the incident.

“I urge anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 35s of 8 September and asking for DC Moore.”

You can give information without giving your name by calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website.

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