Words & pics by Ed King
Police cordoned off a section of Gravelly Hill North last night after a vicious assault where a woman was believed to have been “kicked and punched’ – sustaining head injuries needing immediate hospital attention.
Alerted to the attack by West Midlands Ambulance Service, the first to attend the scene at around 9:30pm, local law enforcement arrived soon afterwards and began an immediate investigation – taping off the crime scene until after midnight.
Uniformed officers remained on Gravelly Hill North until the early hours, ensuring public safety whilst investigators scoured the scene for clues.
After lifting the police cordon at 12:30am, police are now continuing their investigation collating CCTV footage from around the area and appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
The woman who suffered the attack was initially treated at the scene before being taken to hospital for “further assessment”.
Despite immediate concerns and the severity of injuries to her head, it is not believed the physical damage suffered by the victim is “life threatening or life changing.”
A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service told Erdington Local:
“We were called at 9.22pm to reports of an incident on Gravelly Hill North, Erdington, Birmingham. One ambulance, a MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic and a Patient Transport Service crew who came across the incident attended the scene.
“Upon arrival we found a woman. She was assessed and had sustained potentially serious injuries.
“She received treatment on scene and was conveyed to hospital for further assessment.”
A statement from West Midlands Police added:
“We’re investigating an assault after ambulance colleagues alerted us to a woman with injuries in Gravelly Hill North, at just before 9.30pm yesterday (Monday).
“Officers attended and found a woman in her 30s was being treated by paramedics for an injury to her head.
“We understand she had been kicked and punched and officers cordoned off the scene as initial enquiries were carried out.
“The woman was later taken to hospital for further checks for injuries which are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.
The cordon was lifted by about 12.30am and investigations continue with CCTV footage being retrieved from the area.”
West Midlands Police have asked for anyone with information on the assault to get in touch, via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk – quoting investigation 20/468351/22
Alternatively, members of the public can call 101 to make a direct report to the police.