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Mother's appeal after son attacked

The mother of a man left brain damaged after being beaten up at a New Year's Eve party has appealed to his attackers to "do the right thing" and come forward.

Jason Webb, 28, was in a coma for weeks after an attack which police described as "vicious", and he now requires constant care.

He was repeatedly kicked in the head during the assault in Birmingham in the early hours of New Year's Day.

His mother Anita Larden said the family have been left heartbroken by the attack in Kings Heath.

She said: "Jason was a sociable, fun-loving man, who enjoyed playing practical jokes and seeing his mates. He also was very close to his young niece and nephew."

Mr Webb was left lying in the road for seven hours before he was found and received medical attention.

His mother urged anyone with information to come forward.

"The people who did this know who they are and there are people who have information," she said.

"They need to do the right thing and contact police with information - I would never want anyone to suffer the way Jason has."

The attack has changed Mr Webb's life "completely", said Detective Sergeant Indi Basra from West Midlands police.

"This was a vicious attack carried out on Jason, he has been left with severe life-changing injuries. Jason remains in a rehabilitation hospital and needs constant care," he said.

"After he was beaten he sustained numerous bleeds to the brain, cuts to the head and face, which required stitches and a broken arm and nose. The level of violence used on him was unnecessary and has changed his life completely."

He appealed for people with information to "act on their consciences and come forward".

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