Huge mob ambush a car by ramming it with a truck, surround it and use baseball bats to smash through the windows and attack occupants in terrifying video from Birmingham
This is the shocking moment two men were dragged out of their car and beaten by a huge mob of baseball-wielding thugs.
Disturbing footage has emerged showing a flatbed lorry ramming a white vehicle from behind on Alum Rock Road, close to the junction of Thornton Road, Birmingham, at midnight on Monday.
A number of men jump out of the truck’s cabin and run towards the car.
A dark-coloured car then suddenly stops in front of the white car and around 15 men start repeatedly striking the vehicle with weapons, smashing the windows.
The thugs are then filmed opening the driver’s side doors and striking their bats at someone on the ground who is out of sight.
A man is then pulled out of the passenger side and repeatedly stuck as he lies on the ground as the attackers watch on.
But as the men begin to back off and disperse, one thug remains and batters the victim as he lies in pain on the roadside.
CCTV footage then finishes.
CCTV showed a flatbed lorry ramming a white vehicle from behind on Alum Rock Road, close to the junction of Thornton Road, Birmingham, at midnight on Monday. Thugs then get out of the truck and approach the light-coloured vehicle
A dark-coloured car then suddenly stops in front of the white car and around 15 men start repeatedly striking the vehicle with weapons, smashing the windows
Police and paramedics were called and Alum Rock Road was closed off while investigations took place.
The two victims, aged 23 and 25, were taken to hospital but their injuries are not believed to be life-changing.
Police attended the scene at around 12.05am and carried out house-to-house enquiries and checked and retrieved CCTV from the area.
The vehicle has also been seized and will be forensically examined as enquiries continue.”
The group of men are then filmed opening the driver’s side doors and striking their bats at someone on the ground who is out of sight
The CCTV appears to show the angry mob attacking the two men inside. The victims were sent to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening
A spokeswoman from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 0.14am to Alum Rock Road, Birmingham following reports of an assault.
An ambulance and paramedic officer attended who assessed and treated two men who had been injured. “The two men were conveyed to hospital for further checks.”
A witness who arrived at the scene afterwards said: “There was police, ambulances and the Alum Rock Road was closed off from Treaford Lane and Thornton Road. A few people were standing around.”
This follows another serious attack in the same area where a gang attacked a driver and smashed up businesses during a crime spree around Alum Rock.
On Saturday, thugs travelling in Saltley attacked a driver with weapons at around 5pm.
The victim, aged 31, was rammed by the gang before he fled on foot for safety inside a petrol station. His attackers followed him inside and damaged the front door before fleeing.
The group also broke into a business on Alum Rock Road and began causing damage and throwing items from the roof.
Armed officers were sent to the scene and discovered their getaway car was stolen and on cloned number plates. A machete was also recovered.
West Midlands Police have stressed that this incident is not linked to the subsequent attack on Monday night.