Charity offers reward of £5,000 for information on a brutal unprovoked attack.
Independent charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information after a man was violently attacked inside his parked van in Tipton.
Latvian Igors Loginovs, who is aged forty, was asleep inside his van, parked on Kings Court Trading Estate, Sedgley Road East, Tipton. At 7am on Sunday 5th January 2020, a lone man who is unknown to the victim, broke into his vehicle and attacked him.
The suspect, who was walking in the direction of Tipton, tried to open the locked van before picking up a piece of wood and smashing the driver’s door window to gain entry.
The disorder in the van spilled out onto the carpark where Mr Loginovs suffered a prolonged attack, where he was repeatedly beaten by the attacker using a piece of wood.
He sustained several fractures to the skull which led to a large bleed to the brain. He required intensive care and spent two weeks in hospital.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information the charity exclusively receives that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for this assault.
After the attack, the suspect then got into the vehicle and drove away, leaving Mr Loginovs motionless on the ground. The stolen van broke down near-by and caught fire. The suspect then left the scene on foot along Dudley Port towards Horsley Heath.
Mr Loginovs slowly came around and a member of the public eventually found him and called an ambulance. He has no family in the UK and speaks no English. He has been discharged from hospital, but remains in a traumatised state.
Mick Duthie, Director of Operations at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “This is a particularly shocking attack and we are appealing to anybody with any information about it to do the right thing and to tell our charity what you know 100% anonymously. Your anonymous information could make all of the difference in keeping other people safe from harm and in getting justice.
“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity began over 32 years ago. We have always kept our promise of anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted us. Every day over a thousand people contact us to pass on what they know.
“You can contact us anonymously by completing our simple and secure anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling our UK Contact Centre which is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111. No matter how small you think the information you have may be, please contact us.”