Moment terrified girl, 15, cowers behind garden wall as she tries to escape gang of thugs armed with baseball bats

Fiona Simpson

This is the terrifying moment a 15-year-old girl cowered behind a wall to escape a gang of thugs armed with baseball bats.

Heart-stopping CCTV footage shows the teenager leap behind the shallow garden wall in the West Midlands as she flees from the men.

The victim was filmed huddled close to the wall as the gang, aged in their 20s, appear wielding their weapons.

She eventually makes her escape after they leave, unable to track her down.

The teenager leaps behind the wall (Sandwell Police)

Police are hunting for information following the attack in Aaron Manby Court, Tipton, on February 12.

The teenager was forced to hide from a gang of armed thugs (Sandwell Police)

It is believed the men are from the local area.

Detectives revealed they were travelling in a silver VW Golf on the day of the attack.

Anyone with information should contact West Midlands Police on 101 quoting crime reference number 20SW/34629F/18.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.