Hawkesley Mill Lane, off Bristol Road, Northfield was closed early this morning following a serious assault.
[Update] West Midlands Police confirmed that an assault took place in the early hours of the morning in which a taxi driver was critically injured. A 22 year old man was arrested at the scene.
Officers in Birmingham received a 999 call just before 3.30am from a member of the public reporting a fight at the scene.
The taxi driver, a 44-year-old man, suffered a head injury and remains in hospital where his condition this morning is described as critical.
The arrested man, aged 22, remains in police custody this morning, being questioned on suspicion of assault.
The road, close to Longbridge Police Station and Kalamazoo, remains closed to protect the crime scene, with several forensic tents in situ around parked cars.
Police urge anyone with information in relation to the incident to come forward and contact detectives in the Force Criminal Investigation Department in Birmingham, by dialling 101, or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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