Druids Heath man charged with 2015 New Year assault

A man has appeared at court charged with assault following a savage attack after a New Year’s Eve party in Birmingham four years ago.

Jason Webb was left in a coma and fighting for his life after he was repeatedly kicked in the head following a dispute in Kernthorpe Road, Kings Heath on 1 January 2015.

Today, Thursday 24 January Adam Taylor, aged 29 from Baverstock Road, Druids Heath, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with assault and is set to re-appear at a later date.

Kernthorpe Road in Brandwood

Following the assault, Jason suffered devastating neurological injuries, meaning he has difficulty communicating with his family and requires round the clock medical care.

Detective Inspector Jim Colclough, from force CID, said: “We understand the devastating impact this assault has had on Jason and his family and we are still actively investigating the attack.

“Our enquiries have been extensive and this charge is a positive step forward in the investigation but we still need people to come forward and tell us exactly what happened that night. We believe he was attacked in the street and left there until he was found by passers-by the next morning at around 8am.

“They may be afraid but I can reassure them that we will ensure that they are dealt with confidentially. For Jason and for his family, please do the right thing and come forward.”

Anyone with information is urged to call West Midlands Police on 101. Alternatively people can leave information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers the independent charity on 0800 555 111.