Robbery victim punched in face

Detectives have issued an appeal for assistance after a man was knocked unconscious and robbed in Birmingham city centre.

The victim, in his 20s, was approached by two men on Broad Street just before 2am on 16 March.

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He was repeatedly punched in his face and knocked to the floor, where he was briefly unconscious until passers-by came to his aid.

The man suffered a cut near his eye and bruising to his jaw as he had cash, a watch and bank cards stolen.

DC Matthew Attwell, from force CID, said: “This was a nasty assault on a young man in the city centre. I would urge anyone who recognises these men to get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Quote crime reference number 20BW/64689F/19.

Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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