[UPDATED] Two arrests & man in critical condition following Maypole assault

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Update 3.20pm Friday 20th September:

TWO men have been arrested in relation to this serious assault after surrendering themselves to police. The injured man (23) remains in a critical condition after suffering a serious head injury.

A West Midlands Police statement reads: “It’s understood the victim was in Alcester Road South, Maypole, at around 4.40pm when a row broke out with occupants of a passing car.

“The 23-year-old was assaulted by two men – who both later fled the scene – and left in the street having suffered a serious head injury.

The men – from Kings Heath (21) and Yardley Wood (22) respectively – have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remain in police custody.

Superintendent Ed Foster from Birmingham West Police Unit, said: “The victim suffered a serious head injury and an associated bleed on the brain, he is in a critical condition in hospital.

“We’re starting to build up a picture of what happened and what led up to the assault but we really need anyone who witnessed the altercation to get in touch.”

Anyone with information can contact us via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.pnn.police.uk between 8am and midnight or call 101 anytime. Quote log number 1808 of 19/9/19. 

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org


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West Midlands Police are investigating after a man suffered a head injury in an assault in Maypole this afernoon (Thursday 19th September).

Officers were called to Alcester Road South, close to the junction with Hawkhurst Road, at around 4.40pm.

A spokesman said: “A man in his 20s was discovered with a head injury and has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.”

The investigation is at an early stage and anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk (8am – midnight) or to call 101 any time.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Please quote log number 1808 of 19/9/19. 

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