A man is critically ill in hospital after being assaulted on a night out in Birmingham city centre.

The 50-year-old was involved in a disorder in Brindley Place, off Broad Street, at around 1.30am yesterday (29 Aug) when it’s understood he was struck with an object.

The incident is believed to have taken place in front of All Bar One and the Slug & Lettuce, in Water’s Edge, on Sunday. Police cordons remain at the location as forensic examinations are carried out and CCTV footage reviewed.

The man was taken to hospital with a serious head injury having fallen to the floor unconscious; his condition is described as potentially life threatening.

Police at the scene of the crime in Brindley Place off Broad Street yesterday (29 August)Adam Yosef
Police at the scene of the crime in Brindley Place off Broad Street yesterday (29 August)

West Midlands Police are urging anyone who witnessed the trouble or has video footage is urged to get in touch.

Superintendent Paul Minor said: “We believe trouble started in a pub before further disorder in the street where the assault has taken place.

“The victim has suffered a fractured skull and facial injuries and is currently very poorly in hospital. Another man was admitted to hospital with a broken nose.

Police in Brindley Place following the incidentAdam Yosef
Police in Brindley Place in Birmingham following the incident

“We’ve launched an investigation, have spoken to witnesses and are in the process of seizing CCTV to identify who’s involved.

“The area was very busy and we believe several people may have been filming the disorder and the aftermath on their phones. I need those people to come forward as they may have caught the offenders on camera.

“I would also encourage the people involved in the disorder to come and speak with us so we can get a clear picture of what happened and hear their side of the story.”

Anyone with information can contact West Midlands Police on Live Chat through their website or call us on 101 quoting log 285 from 29 August.

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