Birmingham & Black Country

Man, 72, hit with metal bar in Willenhall's Three Tuns pub

The Three Tuns pub
Image caption Police said the attack happened at The Three Tuns pub at about 05:00 BST

A 72-year-old man was badly injured when he was hit across the head by an attacker with a metal bar at a West Midlands pub.

The man and a 21-year-old woman were attacked just before 05:00 BST at The Three Tuns in Walsall Road, Willenhall.

The 72-year-old suffered serious head and facial injuries and has undergone surgery for a broken jaw. The woman suffered a cut to the head.

Police said they were trying to work out what had happened.

The attacker is described as black and in his mid-20s.

Det Sgt Angela Baggott said she was confident someone in the local community would know him.

She added: "The elderly victim was seriously injured and it's important we get the person who did this off the streets as quickly as possible."

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