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Police thank public for “brilliant” appeal response as two identified over bus stop attack 

Detectives investigating the shocking robbery of a man at a Birmingham bus stop have identified two suspects – and thanked members of the public for a “brilliant” response to their appeal for information.

Officers released CCTV footage on Friday (16 August) showing a man with a walking stick being kicked and assaulted with a metal bar in Bordesley Green.

The offenders tried to search the pockets of the man, aged in his 50s, as he was bundled to the floor and left with a gashed head. 

Detectives have thanked the public for information that led to two suspects being identified
Detectives have thanked the public for information that led to two suspects being identified

The video was released across social media and provoked widespread revulsion from people at the violent nature of the attack on a vulnerable man.

Around a dozen people contacted the investigation team offering information with some naming the same people as potential suspects.

And this morning a 24-year-old man was arrested in Bordesley Green while a second man, currently in prison having been recently jailed, will also be spoken to about the attempted robbery.

Both men remain in custody.

Sergeant Tom Lyons from West Midlands Police force CID thanked the public for their support. He said: “People were clearly disgusted at what they saw: a man with obvious mobility issues accosted in the street and beaten. He was powerless to defend himself.

“Our appeal prompted a brilliant response from the public and yielded some very valuable information – and largely as a result of that information we now have two suspects in custody for questioning.”
 

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