Man beaten with metal bar at home

By Connie Osborne Friday 21 March 2014 Updated: 21/03 15:53

A GANG of robbers repeatedly beat a man with a metal bar in his Oakenshaw home.

The 30-year-old victim from High Trees Close left his flat about 7.20pm on Wednesday (March 19) to pop to the local shop.

But he realised he left his wallet at home and returned to get it, leaving the door open behind him.

Four men entered the flat and threw him to the floor before demanding to know where his phone, money and drugs were.

They then searched him whilst repeatedly beating him with a chin up bar.

He had bruises and cuts to his arm, head, back and ribs and had to be treated at hospital.

The first man was mixed race or Asian, aged about 25, 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with a black scarf covering part of his face and a Redditch accent.

He wore a black Adidas or Nike hoody, black Adidas tracksuit trousers with three light coloured stripes down side of each leg, and black Nike trainers.

The second man was mixed race, aged about 28 to 30, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall and was wearing a grey baseball cap, white hooded top and a black scarf over his face.

He was also wore black leather gloves, black trousers, and white trainers.

The third man was white, over 6ft tall, around 25 to 30 years old, wearing loose fitting grey jogging bottoms and blue trainers, and had a distinctive electric blue or light blue hoody.

He too was wearing a black scarf covering part of his face and had a mixture of a Redditch and Birmingham accent.

The fourth man was plump, wearing dark green or blue trousers, an orange and green hooded top and a scarf covering the rest of his face.

He had a deep voice with either a Redditch or Birmingham accent.

Det Cons Jordan Baker of West Mercia Police said: “This was a sustained and ferocious attack.

"We are looking into the motive, but at this stage believe it may be drugs related and a case of mistaken identity.

"We would like to hear from anyone with information, including anyone who recognises the descriptions or who saw anything suspicious in the area of High Trees Close on Wednesday evening."

Anyone with any information should contact DC Baker on 101 quoting incident 244-s-200314 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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