BASEBALL bat-wielding thugs attacked two men outside a row of shops.
Two men jumped out of a white van on Rosegarth Avenue, Aston, and attacked the victims - men aged 40 and 30 - on Saturday, at about 6.30pm, police said. Five minutes later the van pulled up again and five men got out of, armed with bats and cues.
The 40-year-old suffered a number of serious injuries, including severe cuts to his head. The 30-year-old suffered minor injuries. Witnesses are asked to call police on 101.