Thugs hunted for brutal attack


Derby dad left with crushed skull in unprovoked attack

POLICE in the West Midlands are on the hunt for three men who brutally attacked a Derby father, leaving him with shocking head injuries.

Raghvir Singh, 37, was set upon by three men at Dudley Port railway station in the West Midlands on 30 May in an apparent motiveless attack.

The Derby father suffered horrific head injuries which have left him unable to return to work.

Now five months after the brutal assault British Transport Police are re-appealing for the public’s help to identify Raghvir’s attackers.

Raghvir, who was visiting family in the West Midlands on the day of the attack, took a short cut through the car park at Dudley Port rail station with his cousin when he was approached by two men on 30 May.

The two men began talking to Raghvir before a third man approached and brutally attacked Raghvir, punching him several times to the ribs and head, causing him to fall to the floor. He was left with serious head injuries and underwent three weeks of treatment in hospital.

Today, five months on from the attack, Raghvir is still undergoing treatment including speech therapy.

His wife, Baljit Kaur, said the attack had completely changed the family’s life.

 “Before the attack, he was a happy man who loved playing with our 17-month-old son and was always laughing and joking,” she said.

“Our whole life has changed. He can’t speak too much as he gets very bad headaches and I have to do everything for him. He can’t work so we have no income and we are struggling financially as a result.

“We don’t know the men who did this and we don’t know why they attacked Raghvir.

“I am asking anyone who knows them to please contact the police as they need to be caught and dealt with by the police.”

Despite extensive inquiries detectives have been unable to track down Raghvir’s attackers.

Detective Constable Martyn Guest described the attack as “extremely nasty”, adding it had “left a whole family completely devastated.”

He added: “Raghvir did not know these men and nothing was taken from him during the attack.

“I would appeal to the public to look at the injuries caused to Raghvir and think about how this has changed his life, his wife’s life and their 17-month-old child’s life.

“If you know who the men in these CCTV images are, or if you know where they are, please call British Transport Police straight away. All details will be dealt with in the strictest confidence and you don’t need to leave your details.”

Anyone who knows the identity of any of the men in the CCTV photographs, or their whereabouts, is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting log reference B2 of 29/10/2010, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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