Appeal following unprovoked attack on commuter
Police in Birmingham have released a CCTV image of someone they would like to speak to after a man was attacked on a bus on his way to work.
The victim – a man in his 30s – was sat on the top deck of the 24 bus, which runs between Woodgate Valley and the city centre, when he was threatened by a man at around 9.20am on Tuesday, 17 June.
The man then grabbed him around the throat and pushed him down the stairs to the bottom deck. He managed to get off the bus at Great Charles Street, but his attacker followed him and punched him to the face. The thug then got back on the bus and headed towards the city.
PC Paul Davey said: “This was a totally unprovoked and vicious attack on an innocent commuter. Luckily he was not too badly hurt in the assault, but clearly the person responsible needs to be found.
“He is described as white, around 6ft tall, in his 20s and of a large build. He was with a woman at the time, but she was not involved in the assault.
“We are keen to speak to the man in this image as we believe he may be able to help us with our investigation. If you know who he is, then please call us on 101.”
Anyone with information can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.