Teenager Critical After Birmingham Hammer Attack
13 May 2019, 12:44 | Updated: 13 May 2019, 12:46
A teenager's in critical condition after being attacked with a hammer and baseball bat in Birmingham.
West Midlands Police believe the 16 year old victim is believed to have been approached by a a group of up to five men between 4.15pm and
4.30pm on Sunday.
The teenager was struck by the weapons as cash and a mobile phone were stolen from him in Perry Park on Church Road.
The force said the boy was taken to hospital and remains in a critical condition.
An 18-year-old girl was also punched in the face after trying to intervene.
Sergeant Dave Bebb, from force CID, said: "This was a nasty attack which has left a boy with very serious injuries.
"Officers are actively seeking to identify those involved and I would urge anyone who can assist with our inquiries to come forward."
Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.