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CCTV clues to assault at Birmingham Pride


Police have released CCTV footage after a woman was assaulted during the Birmingham Pride event in May.

The attack happened on Hurst Street just after 6pm on Sunday 25 May when a man in the crowd fell into the woman during a disagreement with someone else. As she reacted, he grabbed her around the neck and pushed her to the floor. He then walked off through the crowd.

Sergeant Jonathan Beach, from Digbeth police station, said: "This was an unprovoked assault at a time when everyone was enjoying this immensely popular event.

"It happened in the middle of a large crowd with many witnesses. The attacker was wearing a distinctive purple cap and a purple T-shirt. I am sure that someone will know who he is and I would urge them to contact me."

The man is described as around 5ft 6ins and black. He is also thought to have been wearing purple trousers or shorts.

Anyone who recognises the man should contact Sgt Beach on 101 or alternatively information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.