Original Story: Sikh Brutally Attacked in Birmingham, UK
A spokesperson for West Midlands Police said: “We are aware of a video posted on the internet which appears to show a man being assaulted on Broad Street in Birmingham on Sunday, March 29.
“It has been suggested the attack was religiously motivated. We would like to reassure people we take such reports extremely seriously and the matter will be fully investigated.
“We are currently making inquiries to establish exactly what has happened but at this stage, nobody has come forward to tell us they’ve been assaulted.
“I would encourage the man who appears to be the victim in the video to contact us, along with anyone else who was there at the time and can give us any further details.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
“We have been made aware of a video currently circulating on social media, which appears to show a man being assaulted outside the Jury’s Inn in Broad Street. It seems it was first uploaded more than six months ago and the footage offers no direct evidence of it being a religiously motivated assault. While the reasons behind the assault remain unclear, we would encourage people not to jump to conclusions. However, if you know the name of the person who was assaulted – or anyone else involved – please contact us by calling 101. Thank you.” Mike Whiskey West Midlands Police