Police appeal for help after CCTV issued of shovel attack

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to after a man was attacked with a shovel in Stourbridge in the early hours of Sunday 30th June.

Officers were called to Hagley Road, just off the main ring road, at around 4.45am to reports of a man who had been attacked.

An investigation was launched and police now believe the victim was attacked by three men who struck him several times with a shovel and kicked him as he lay on the floor. The 30-year-old was taken to hospital with head injuries, where he remains in a stable condition this afternoon.

Detectives have been following a number of lines of enquiry including trawling through CCTV footage and have identified two men they want to speak to in connection with the attack.

A 43-year-old man was arrested on Sunday and has been bailed pending further investigation.

This was a really nasty attack and the victim was extremely fortunate not to suffer life threatening injuries.

The trio ganged up on their victim for a prolonged attack and we are urgently appealing for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who recognises the two men in the CCTV image, if you know who they are please call us as soon as possible.

– Detective Constable Gareth Homer, from Force CID