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Man injured in Walsall claw hammer attack

A man suffered a head wound, broken fingers and injuries to his arm and hand when he was attacked with a claw hammer at a house in Walsall.

The 63-year-old victim was hit several times in the attack at a property on Kelvin Road on Monday evening.

Police said the head wound appeared to be serious but doctors have said there will be no lasting damage.

Two men, aged 59, and 44, were arrested by police on suspicion of wounding and burglary.

Ch Insp Jack Hadley, of West Midlands Police, said: "The man suffered what appeared to be a very serious head injury but thankfully hospital doctors suggest there will be no lasting damage."

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