Toddler hit when taxi attacked

A two-year-old girl was left bleeding heavily after being hit by a brick thrown through the rear window of a taxi as it travelled through Sandwell.

Hunt for taxi attack culprit who left toddler bleeding

Detectives are trawling through CCTV footage to try to identify who hurled a brick through a taxi window, leaving a toddler with serious head injuries.

The two-year-old girl was left with a deep wound to the back of her head which was bleeding heavily after the house brick smashed through the rear window of the cab.

She was travelling with her mother along Dudley Road in the Wednesbury area of Sandwell when the brick was thrown.

Det Cons Debbie Hickinbottom said the child's 26-year-old mother has been left "deeply shaken" by the attack.

Fortunately the child was not permanently harmed and she has made a speedy recovery.

However the incident has left her mother deeply shaken.

We are checking local buildings for CCTV, but meanwhile we are hoping that a member of the public may have witnessed something which will lead us to the culprit.

– DC Debbie Hickinbottom, West Midlands Police

Toddler badly injured in brick attack on taxi

A toddler was left injured and bleeding heavily after yobs hurled a house brick through the window of a taxi she was travelling in.

The two-year-old girl was with her mother in the cab as they travelled home along Dudley Street in Wednesbury, near the junction with Potters Lane.

Police have launched an investigation after a brick was thrown through the window of a taxi
Police have launched an investigation after a brick was thrown through the window of a taxi Credit: West Midlands Police

The 26-year-old mother heard a loud smash and felt something hit her head, while the youngster began to cry.

When checked, the child had a deep gash on the back of her head, which was bleeding heavily.

She was taken to hospital and needed stitches for the injury.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened at around 9.30pm on October 8.

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