West Mercia Police are appealing for any information after a man suffered a head injury during an attempted robbery in Lickey Hills Country Park at the weekend.
The man and his girlfriend had parked their car in the car park at Beacon Hill on Monument Lane on the evening of Sunday 10th July. The pair had gone for a walk in woods near Beacon Lane when he was approached from behind by two men at around 8.30pm.
Struck with ‘gun’
The man was hit on the head with what is believed to be an imitation had gun and the pair demanded his car keys.
The assailants made off without the keys and drove away from the area in an unknown vehicle.
The victim had to be taken to hospital where he was treated for a head injury and discharged the same day.
- 25 years-old
- 5’11” tall
- Stocky build
- May have had a beard or scarf over his face
- Hooded top and tracksuit bottoms
- 16-25 years-old
- Skinny, petite build
- About 5’8″ tall
- Looked younger than the first man
- No facial hair
- Beanie-style hat or hooded top with dark coloured tracksuit bottoms.
The pair may have been kicking a football between them on the field close to where the victim parked his car in the moments before the incident.
DC Rebecca Wittin of West Mercia Police said: “This is a particularly nasty attempted robbery that has left the victim in need of hospital treatment.
“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time as they may have important information. This includes passing motorists in the Beacon Lane area and anyone who may have seen a suspicious vehicle leaving the scene at this time.
“I would like to reassure the local community that this appears to be an opportunistic attack and that officers were quickly deployed to the scene.”
If you witnessed the incident or recognise the men described above, please call West Mercia Police on 101 and quote incident number 728s of 10 July. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111