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Published on April 4th, 2011 | by James Clarke

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Assault victim left in critical condition

Updated: 14:30am, 6th April

A Wednesfield man today remains in a critical condition in hospital following a serious assault which took place in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 3 April).

The man, aged 34, was left lying unconscious in the street after being assaulted in Duke Street, near Pinfold Gardens at around 2am, his condition today remains life threatening. The man was found by a member of the public.

A second man – aged 37 and also from the local area – was found at the scene with minor injuries, he was taken to hospital where he was treated and discharged.

Police understand the pair had been dropped off at a local pub by a taxi, detectives are appealing for any taxi company who delivered a fare in the Duke Street area at around the time to contact police.

Enquiries to date suggest that there was a group of five people in the street some of whom attacked the men. It is believed that two white men and a black man assaulted the victims and two white women were part of the group although it is not thought they were part of the assault.

Detective Inspector Gordon Roberts, investigating the incident, said: “The victim has been subjected to a very nasty assault, there is evidence to suggest his attacker(s) continued to kick and punch him whilst he was lying prone on the floor.

“We’d like to speak to any witnesses or indeed anyone who was out in that part of Wednesfield in the early hours of the morning as they could hold clues to help get to the bottom of this attack.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Bloxwich Force CID on 0345 113 5000 (ext: 7889 6052 or 6053).

Source: West Midlands Police
Photo: Beacon Radio

UPDATE

A WEDNESFIELD man today has regained consciousness and is communicating with detectives following a serious assault which took place in the early hours of Sunday morning (3 April).

The man, aged 34, was left lying unconscious in the street after being assaulted in Duke Street, near Pinfold Gardens at around 2am. A second man – aged 37 and also from the local area – was found at the scene with minor injuries, he was taken to hospital where he was treated and discharged.

Police understand the pair had been dropped off at the Angel pub by a taxi; detectives are appealing for any taxi company who delivered a fare in the Duke Street area at around the time to contact police.

The two men left the pub at 12.45am and walked along the High Street to Lichfield Road and then into Duke Street. CCTV recovered from the vicinity shows a group of five people walking the same route. The group is made up of three men and two women and it is believed that some of the group attacked the victims.

Detective Inspector Bob Bradford, investigating the incident, said: “We are keen to trace and speak to the two women in the group of five who we know walked down Duke Street in the direction of Wednesfield Park following the assault.

“I would urge the women to come forward and anyone who was out in that part of Wednesfield in the early hours of the morning as they could hold clues to help get to the bottom of this attack.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Bloxwich Force CID on 0345 113 5000 (ext: 7889 6052 or 6053).

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Co-founder of WV11.co.uk. I live in Wednesfield and am involved in various community groups and associations. I build websites and develop digital marketing strategies for a living. When not writing for WV11 or attending meetings I play drums in my band Arbor Lights. I think Wednesfield is a great place, with a great sense of community and it isn't given the credit it deserves. Hopefully WV11.co.uk goes some way to fixing this!



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