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CCTV footage released of gang wanted for Birmingham city centre assault

November 13, 2014, 5:07 pm

Detectives have launched an investigation after two friends were kicked to the floor in an unprovoked attack in Birmingham city centre.

The pair were sitting on steps in the Arcadian just after midnight on Friday 29 August when four men asked them for cash. When they refused the group kicked them to their heads and faces repeatedly.

The group eventually left with nothing but one friend lost consciousness for a short time and both received treatment from paramedics for cuts and bruises. Fortunately they have both made a full recovery.

Police have now released CCTV footage of the group they would like to trace.

Investigating officer DC Alexandrea Backrath said: “This was a brutal attack on two young men who were just taking a breather while on an evening out.

“We take the safety of people visiting the city very seriously and we are determined to bring to justice those who think they can prey on others visiting the city.

“I would urge anyone who recognise┬áthe men captured on CCTV to contact me as soon as possible to prevent this happening to someone else.”

All four are described as aged between 17 and 20 with short dark hair and average height. One wore a dark top with a white stripe down the arm, another wore a navy top and the other two wore dark clothing.

DC Backrath can be contacted on 101 or alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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