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 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.