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Woman at hospital denies being assaulted

Birmingham police are investigating a potential assault on Sunday, May 30, in downtown Birmingham that left a 21-year-old woman with injuries to her face.


Officers responded about 10:43 p.m. to the area of Ferndale Street and Hamilton Row where witnesses said a man punched an unconscious woman in the street. They arrived as paramedics with the Birmingham Fire Department were transporting the victim to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.


Police said witnesses said a black man, about 6-feet tall, wearing blue jeans and a white shirt, hit the victim, then ran to a nearby vehicle and attempted to open the driver’s side door. Police said witnesses said the man then ran away when he couldn’t open the car door.


Officers interviewed the victim at the hospital who said she was at Sidecar, 117 Willits, in Birmingham with a friend. She didn’t recall when she left, nor what happened to her, but she said she wasn’t assaulted.


Police reported the woman had a swollen lip and a bloody mouth. The vehicle at the scene was registered to the mother of victim’s boyfriend..


The case is under investigation.

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