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Gang hate attack at Midlands bar

Police release CCTV pictures of five men who attacked 20-year-old male
CCTV of suspects from Birchills homophobic attack.

Police have just released CCTV images of five men they want to speak to about a homophobic attack in the West Midlands.

The assault took place at about 2.30am on 26 November at the Lion Bar and Club, Birchills Street, Birchills, England.

The men shouted homophobic abuse at the 20-year-old male victim before one punched him several times.

The offenders ran off towards Reedswood.

The victim was left with a swollen right eye.

CCTV cameras caught some of the suspects and officers are now hoping that the images prompt the public to help with the enquiry.

West Midlands Police spokesman Lee Page said: ‘This was a particularly nasty attack which was unprovoked. Violence of any kind will not be tolerated but the homophobic nature of this assault makes it an especially nasty assault and we would like to speak to any witnesses who may know the people involved or have any information on the attack.’

Officers are also releasing the descriptions of two of the suspects.

The first is described as a white male, around 25-years-old, approximately five feet nine inches tall, with a slim build and blond hair. At the time he was wearing a dark jacket

The second is described as a white male, around 30-years-old, approximately five feet nine inches tall, with a slim build and brown hair.

Anybody who recognises any of the people pictured are asked to contact PC Jackson from the Leamore neighbourhood team on the new non emergency number 101.

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