WATCH: Police appeal after violent assault on city street

By Harriet Evans | Birmingham | Crime | Published:

Police are appealing for witnesses after a defenceless man was savagely attacked by a group as he cowered on the floor.

Screenshot from video released by West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have released video footage showing the assault in Birmingham city centre on Sunday, June 28.

The 40-year-old man was set upon in Corporation Street at around 6pm and robbed of his wallet and keys.

Violent assault on Corporation Street

He was left with nasty head injuries and needed hospital treatment to a badly bruised eye and possible fractures after one of the offenders stamped on his head.

The footage shows several people witnessing and filming the incident and police are urging them to contact them with information as soon as possible so that they can identify those involved.

Detective Inspector Gemma Currie said: “We’re horrified at the violence used towards this man who simply curled himself into a ball to escape the onslaught.

“Footage shows several people in the area who may have footage or information which could assist and there will be many more who recognise them.

“This could have ended far worse than it has and we would urge you to do the right thing and contact us."

Police can be reached through Live Chat on between 8am and midnight, or by calling 101 anytime or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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