VIDEO: Birmingham machete thugs jump victim in horrifying daylight attack
Footage has emerged of a violent machete attack which took place in Birmingham yesterday.
In the video, a group of young men are shown brutally attacking a pedestrian on the corner of Trinity Road and Fentham Road in Aston, which is opposite King Edward VI Aston School playing fields and close to the Aston Villa football ground.
Filmed by a local resident and shared by the Alum Rock Community Forum, the video captures the attack taking place in broad daylight on the busy street.
In the short clip, some of the attackers can be seen wielding weapons, including a machete, and attacking the victim who falls onto the pavement.
One of the gang uses a huge machete to strike his head before another kicks him in the face, leaving him lying on the pavement.
The gang continue to stamp on the victim’s head and body while cries of “what motherf*****” and, “p****” can be heard.
VIDEO: Thugs wielding machetes attack man on Aston street
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The incident is believed to have taken place at around 4pm on Monday 2nd November, hours before a home game between Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers took place nearby. The attack is not believed to be linked to the match.
Following police arriving on the scene, the road was closed for two hours while a forensic team gathered evidence.
West Midlands Police confirmed that they responded to a call which mentioned a machete and hammer attack and arrived at the scene to give chase which resulted in two men being taken into custody.
They stated that two people has suffered superficial knife injuries and were taken to hospital, while weapons were confiscated.
In a tweet, WMP Force Response wrote:
“Fantastic teamwork by A Unit Newtown and @AstonWMP and the public (who called us initially) , responding to a call of males brandishing a machete and hammers. Arrived quickly on scene and detained the males after a chase. 2 in custody!”
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: “Enquiries are on-going as the road remains blocked off by officers, although it is expected to open shortly.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am – midnight, or to call 101 anytime.”
Anyone who has information relating to this crime can contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 anytime or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.