Manhunt launched for suspect in violent assault

A nationwide manhunt has been launched to track down a man wanted on suspicion of launching a violent attack on another man using a hammer and a crowbar.

Laimonas Cepauskas, aged 40, who is wanted in connection with an assault in Birmingham last year
Laimonas Cepauskas, aged 40, who is wanted in connection with an assault in Birmingham last year Credit: West Midlands Police

Laimonas Cepauskas, aged 40, was due to stand trial for assaulting a 26-year-old from Handsworth in April last year, leaving him with two broken legs, a broken arm, broken ribs, a punctured lung, facial injuries and damage to his kidneys.

But he never showed up to court.

The victim was attacked with the weapons at a house in Uplands Road on April 22 last year.

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