Hunt for motorcyclist who hit MP in the face with a brick

MP tweets picture of black eye after attack

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Submitted by Visordown on Tue, 01/08/2017 - 17:19

POLICE have appealed for information in an investigation into an attack on an MP by a motorcyclist with a brick.

Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, tweeted a picture of his injuries yesterday after being hit in the face with a brick while knocking on doors with volunteers in the city’s Yardley Wood area.

He wrote: ‘Tonight nursing a very sore & swollen face. I was struck with a brick by a motorbike thug in Greenford Rd. Have given full statement to police.’

 

He then tweeted a picture of two motorcyclists on off-road bikes with the message: ‘Sure somebody recognises these two. All I need are names & addresses. Send them to me anonymously & I'll do the rest with the police.’

 

Mr McCabe later told the BBC: "We were just assembling at Greenford Road... to go and do a spot of door knocking, when a couple of characters came down, riding really recklessly, dangerously, doing wheelies in the middle of the road.

"I mean we've had umpteen complaints about this kind of dangerous behaviour and so I shouted at them to pack it in or I'd call the police.

"These are really quite nasty, violent thugs.

"It is a big issue in south Birmingham, they are terrorising neighbourhoods, but I don't think there is a direct connection in that they knew who I was.

"I think that's just the way they treat anybody who dares to challenge their behaviour."

West Midlands Police said: "Although the injuries sustained are minor, this kind of behaviour is not acceptable and the matter is being dealt with seriously.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime number 20BW/162314L/17."

 

 

 

 

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