Birmingham homeless man thrown in fountain in racist attack

CCTV image of gang behind racist attack on a homeless man in Birmingham The victim was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries

A homeless man was punched and kicked and thrown into a fountain during a "sickening racist attack" in Birmingham, police said.

A group of youths attacked and racially abused the 26-year-old Polish man near the Paradise Forum shopping centre at about 02:25 BST on Monday.

The man fled but was chased into nearby Broad Street and punched again.

Police have released CCTV images of the suspects. PC Fay Mason described it as "a particularly nasty incident".

She said the gang had "deliberately targeted a vulnerable person".

The victim suffered only minor injuries but was taken to hospital as a precaution, police said.

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