Boy in critical condition after brutal hammer attack in Perry Park

The victim, aged 16, has cash and mobile phone stolen while trying to help a girl who was attacked.

The teenager was left critically ill after he was battered with a hammer and baseball bats by a masked gang in a Birmingham park.

They stole cash and a mobile phone from him between 4.15pm and 4:30pm on Sunday, May 12.

The boy was rushed to hospital and remained in a critical condition on Monday.

The 18-year-old girl was also punched in the face as she tried to intervene.

Sgt Dave Bebb, from force CID, said:

"This was a nasty attack which has left a boy with very serious injuries.

"Officers are actively seeking to identify those involved and I would urge anyone who can assist with our enquiries to come forward."

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