A man who was viciously attacked on a street in Birmingham is calling for witnesses to come forward.
"I urge you to come forward and furnish the police with information which could assist and lead to the conviction and imprisonment of these perpetrators and cowards.
"On the advice of others, I have chosen not to view the CCTV, but I want such cowardly perpetrators to know the psychological damage you inflict on innocent people can be irreparable."
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A large tent has been put up around the area while investigations continue.