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Birmingham bus assault: Woman arrested over attack

CCTV Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption The assault on the victim lasted for seven minutes during which he was kicked and punched
CCTV Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption The male attacker launched the assault after he was asked to stop the children throwing sweets

A woman has been arrested over the assault of a bus passenger in Birmingham who was attacked by a couple in front of their children.

A 21-year-old man suffered a broken nose and facial injuries after asking a man and woman to stop the children throwing sweets, police said.

A woman, 32, from Quinton was arrested on suspicion of assault on Thursday. She has since been bailed.

West Midlands Police have appealed for the man to hand himself in.

The attack happened on the top deck of a number 24 bus in the city's Broad Street at about 18:00 GMT on 11 January.

CCTV footage released by police showed a man kick and punch the victim, with a woman occasionally joining in.

PC Rob Harper said people had been "understandably disgusted by the footage".

"The victim was minding his own business when he politely asked the group to stop throwing sweets at him... but that request prompted a barbaric, prolonged attack."

He said the response to an appeal for information had been "fantastic" with several people providing the same name for the man and woman believed to be involved.

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