Police Appeal After Daylight Beating

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Image Reveals Extent of Victims Injuries

Detectives investigating a baseball bat attack in a Sparkbrook street have issued images of the victim’s injuries in the hope it will persuade someone to speak out.

Jamil Ahmed was walking along Ladypool Road on the evening of 15 December last year when he was set upon by three masked assailants.

The 27-year-old, from Sparkbrook, was left with a bleed on the brain and required hospital treatment for more than two weeks before finally being discharged on New Year’s Eve.

A police investigation has so far been unable to identify those responsible or confirm a motive for the beating.

Investigating officer DC Michelle Akers, said, “This was a targeted attack, nothing was stolen and it appears Mr Ahmed has been assaulted by someone with a grudge against him, but precisely what’s prompted it remains unclear. 

“There can be no justification for an assault of this nature. It was a cowardly attack by three people, armed with baseball bats and with their faces covered. Mr Ahmed stood no chance of protecting himself and has been left with lasting physical, emotional and psychological scarring.

“This has happened during a busy time of day on Ladypool Road in full view of members of the public. Somebody must have seen something, or suspects who is involved, and I would appeal to their consciences to come forward with information.

“They can speak to me in confidence or they can call Crimestoppers and provide information anonymously.”

Mr Ahmed – who’s been unable to return to his restaurant job due to his injuries – was in Ladypool Road at around 6pm on December 15 when the attack happened.

A police trawl of local CCTV cameras reveals one offender wearing a black face covering, gloves, a long-sleeved grey top, and grey Adidas tracksuit bottoms with light blue stripes on the side of the legs. 

Anyone with information is urged to call DC Michelle Akers at West Midlands Police on the 101 number or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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