Further to reader’s reports on our Facebook page, West Midlands Police today confirmed that they were called to Bristol Road South at 7.20pm yesterday (August 28) following reports of a man being attacked by another man wielding a metal bar. 

The incident happened around the central reservation on the A38 close to Longbridge Job Centre Plus. One lane of the A38 was closed for a time as police and ambulance crews attended the scene.

Detectives investigating the assault have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the alleged offence and he remains in police custody this afternoon.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises following the attack and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact detectives on 101 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111

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