Commuters could hold key to Lichfield pub attack

Early morning commuters could hold the key to identifying two men who attacked the partner of the landlady of a Lichfield pub.

The incident happened at around 8.15am today (December 7) at the Duke of Wellington just outside the city centre.

The pub lies on the busy Birmingham Road which was packed with commuter traffic when two men surprised the landlady’s partner as he opened an outside door from a private area of the building.

The 37-year old was assaulted before the men went into the pub and demanded cash. He was treated at the scene by ambulance staff. It is not yet known if anything was stolen.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen anything suspicious, to contact them.

Detective Inspector Stephen Burton of Trent Valley CID said:

“The road is a very busy commuter route and someone travelling past the pub could have important information which could help our inquiries.”

“We are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen two or more men hanging around the pub or who saw any suspicious vehicles nearby over the last few days.”

Police are urging anyone who was in the area and who may have seen anything suspicious, to contact Trent Valley CID on 0300 123 44 55 or, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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