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Birmingham taxi driver attacked with hammer

A Birmingham taxi driver has been hit over the head with a claw hammer.

The 46-year-old was getting out of his private hire vehicle in Montague Road, Handsworth, when he was approached by a man who verbally abused him.

A second man approached the driver from behind and hit him with the hammer at about 22:25 GMT on Monday, police said.

The offenders left in a black VW Golf driven by a third man and the taxi driver needed five stitches to his head, West Midlands Police added.

The force said it appeared to be an unprovoked attack and described the offenders as three Asian men in their early 20s.

It said the man wielding the hammer was about 5ft 6in (1.7m) tall, with short black hair and a full beard.

The man with him was also described as being about 5ft 6in tall, thin and bald, with a thin moustache.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police or call Crimestoppers anonymously.

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