Yobs launch ‘nasty attack’ on ‘vulnerable’ man as video shows them pouring beer on his head and ‘pushing him into canal’
- ‘Nasty’ footage shows two men laughing as one pours beer over a man by a canal
- Their victim, who had been lying on the floor, appears to be pushed in the water
- West Midlands Police believe the attack in Birmingham happened back in April
Footage of a ‘nasty attack’ on a ‘vulnerable’ man who was pushed into a canal has been condemned by police after it emerged online.
A shocking video filmed in Birmingham shows two men approach another man, who appears to be passed out next to a wall by the water.
It appears to show the attackers wake up their victim, pour a beer over his head and then push him into the canal.
The yobs approached their victim as he sat near a wall by a canal in Birmingham earlier this year
West Midlands Police believe the incident, which has only just surfaced online, took place back in April.
Sergeant Dale Quiney, of West Midlands Police, said: ‘We’re aware of footage on social media showing a man being pushed into a canal in Birmingham.
‘While it has not been reported to us, we have identified the victim and will be making contact with him to get further details.
Both men laughed as they poured a can of beer over their victim, before throwing the tin at him
As he stumbles to his feet, the thugs continue laughing and throw the emptied can toward him
‘This is a really nasty attack on a vulnerable member of the public and I’d urge anyone who saw what happened, or who knows the names of those involved, to do the right thing and get in touch with us.’
Officers now believe they have identified the victim.
A statement issued by West Midlands Police on Tuesday evening read: ‘It’s understood he’s been seen several times since the incident, most recently earlier this month.
Unclear footage shows one the man holding the camera approach their victim, moments later he falls into the canal in Birmingham
‘Enquiries are on-going to identify the offenders.’
The victim is first seen on the ground next to another man who is sitting on a brick wall.
They appear to be woken up by the passers-by who then seem to carry out and film the assault.
As the pair run away laughing, their victim can be heard calling out from the canal waters
During the footage one of the alleged attackers says ‘you all right, what you drinking? Come on bro, wake up’, and then pours beer over his head.
The empty is thrown and the next image shows the victim in the water.
Police are urging anyone with information on what happened to get in touch via live chat or by calling 101.
They can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 and quote log 2276 of July 21.