School children beaten with metal bar

West Midlands Police are appealing for information after two school children were attacked by a man with a metal bar.

The teenagers, aged 13 and 14, were assaulted as they sat on a pathway off Wallbank Primary School playing fields at around 5:40pm on Tuesday 20th November.

They were approached by a man who was wielding a metal bar, without any provocation, and then beaten with the bar.

Both victims were taken to hospital with head wounds.

This was a completely random and brutal attack against two school children who were simply minding their own business. I believe the attacker was a white man, aged around 20. This could have been much worse and we have got to find the person responsible and bring him to justice.

– detective constable gareth homer