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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Thugs cut off woman's HAIR during sickening scissors attack in Stechford street
Detectives are hunting a gang of men and women who attacked a female in a Birmingham street and then cut off her HAIR with a pair of scissors.
The sickening incident happened just before 7pm on Sunday evening on the corner of Bagshaw Road and Rattle Croft, Stechford.
An eyewitness initially thought the 29-year-old victim had been stabbed in the head, but police have confirmed she was cut by the scissors.
Officers are now hunting the gang of males and females who escaped in a silver-coloured Audi car after the street attack.
The victim was taken to hospital with a cut to the head and other minor injuries.
She has since been discharged.
An eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said: “A car full of Asian people pulled up and one jumped out and it appeared as though he stabbed the young lady in the head.
“The young Asian lady was screaming and crying and then she collapsed on the floor. Her mother and another male relative were in bits. It’s really scary because I have young children and it was quite close to where I live.
“At first I thought it was a random attack, but I‘m not too sure if it was. I feel for the young lady and her family and I just hope she is getting better. I thought it was a random attack but now I’m not too sure.”
The witness added: “After the attack, I saw her mum crying and there was an ambulance and four police cars. I think they took her to Heartlands Hospital with a police escort. It was really bad.”
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said officers had been called to a dispute in the street at 7.10pm. She confirmed that the victim suffered minor injuries and added: “A group of Asian men and women, who are unknown to the victim, pulled up and assaulted her by punching and kicking her.
“A pair of scissors was used to cut some of her hair and the victim was cut on the head in the process.
“The victim does not know who approached her and we are following up a number of lines of enquiry. The car seen to be leaving the scene was a silver-coloured Audi.”
Anybody with information can call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.