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Birmingham thieves leave 'footprint' on victim's face

'Footprint' head injury
Image caption Police said the attackers' shoes left marks on the victim's face

CCTV images have been released by police looking for teenagers who stamped so hard on a woman's head they left a "footprint".

The woman was walking in Nechells Parkway, Birmingham, when she was dragged to the ground from behind and then stamped on and kicked, West Midlands Police said.

The 25-year-old's handbag was stolen.

Police described those responsible for the 20 January attack as "laughing teenage thugs".

Image caption West Midlands Police said they want to talk to the male and a female pictured

The victim, Sam, said: "It was a scary ordeal and sometimes if I am walking down the street on my own I get a little bit panicky.

Det Cons Tom Oppenkowski, from Birmingham CID, said: "Before and after the attack the teenagers were laughing almost as if this was a sport for them.

"Sam needed hospital treatment for her injuries and is obviously still traumatised by her ordeal."

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