UPDATE: Man arrested over Birmingham Gay Village attack

We’ve arrested a man wanted over a violent attack on two men in Birmingham’s Gay Village – and are continuing our efforts to find two more suspects.

A 31-year-old man handed himself in to one of our police stations yesterday after we issued an appeal for information on the whereabouts of three men.

He’s been arrested on suspicion of wounding and remains in custody.

We’re still searching for Birmingham men Sohail Khan (24) and 21-year-old Ishaaq Ayaz. 

WANTED: Ishaaq Ayaz and Sohail Khan
WANTED: Ishaaq Ayaz and Sohail Khan

It’s suspected they were involved in an assault in Bromsgrove Street at 4am last Sunday (15 Aug) that left one man unconscious and another with nasty cuts.

The victims – both in their 30s – were attacked with bottles having earlier been subjected to homophobic abuse shouted from a passing car.

Sergeant Marc Petford from Force CID said: “We’ve had a good response to our appeal and I’m grateful for people sharing it far and wide. This was a brutal attack and we need to find the people responsible.

“One man has been arrested following our appeal and I would encourage the other two to follow suit and also come and speak to us.”

If you know where they are please get in touch. You can call us on 101 or message us on Live Chat via our website. Or you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to get in touch, quoting log 552 of 15 August.

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