David Nicholls was attacked with a sledgehammer when four thieves broke into this jewellery shop in Bearwood, Birmingham on Saturday.
He sustained a black eye when he was hit in the face as thieves stole ten thousand pounds worth of jewellery.
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The incident happened on the A1133 at Laugherton on Friday evening.
Ministers are also looking at schemes such as “lock-in agreements” to reduce the 250,000 sales that fall through annually.
West Mercia Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Andrew Thompson, who went missing this week.