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Motorist, 72, hit with metal pole in 'unprovoked attack' in Birmingham

Witton Street Bordesley Green Image copyright Google
Image caption The van driver smashed the front driver's window and hit the motorist with a metal pole after he stopped on Witton Street

A 72-year-old man was hit on the head with a metal pole after being chased by a driver in Birmingham, police said.

The victim stopped on Witton Street, Bordesley Green, after being chased by a man in a white Mercedes Sprinter van.

The van driver smashed the front window of the car before attacking the driver.

West Midlands Police it was "unprovoked" and appealed for witnesses to the attack on 8 November to come forward.

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The victim was left with a one-inch cut to his right eyebrow that required stitches, the force said.

CCTV footage from the area is being checked by officers.

The driver of the van is believed to be aged around 30 and between 5ft 8in and 5ft 9in tall.

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