play_arrow

keyboard_arrow_right

skip_previous play_arrow skip_next
00:00 00:00
chevron_left
volume_up
chevron_left
  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (128k) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Rother Radio (64K) Love Local, Love Music!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (128K) More Music Variety!

  • cover play_arrow

    Hit Music Radio (64K) The Best Variety of Hits!

UK News

Man held after ‘brutal’ Birmingham Gay Village attack – as police search continues

today22/08/2021

Background
share close

A man has been arrested over a “brutal” attack in Birmingham’s Gay Village, with a police search continuing for two other suspects.

The attack happened in the early hours of the morning last Sunday.

A group of men hurled homophobic at Rob and his husband Patrick from a passing car, before grabbing one of their mobile phones and attacking them with bottles, knocking one unconscious and leaving the other with cuts.

Police are searching for Ishaaq Ayaz (left) and Sohail Khan in connection with the attack in Birmingham's Gay Village. Pic West Midlands Police
Image: Police are searching for Ishaaq Ayaz (left) and Sohail Khan

West Midlands Police said on Sunday that one of three suspects had been arrested on suspicion of wounding.

But detectives are still searching for two men – Sohail Khan, 24, and Ishaaq Ayaz, 21 – both from Birmingham.

They are suspected to have been involved in the assault on Rob and Patrick.

Sergeant Marc Petford said: “We’ve had a good response to our appeal and I’m grateful for people sharing it far and wide.

More on Birmingham

“This was a brutal attack and we need to find the people responsible.

“One man has been arrested following our appeal and I would encourage the other two to follow suit and also come and speak to us.”

Rob suffered cuts during the attack, which happened on 15 August in the early hours of the morning. Pic Twitter/@LindaRiley8
Image: Rob suffered cuts in the attack. Pic: @LindaRiley8

West Midlands Police said: “If you know where they are please get in touch. You can call us on 101 or message us on Live Chat via our website. Or you can call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

“Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged to get in touch, quoting log 552 of 15 August.”

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

Written by: Rother Radio News


Previous post

World News

Not everybody will be able to flee Afghanistan following Taliban takeover, says minister

Not everybody will be able to flee Afghanistan, armed forces minister James Heappey has warned, as he confirmed the Taliban is assisting the evacuation process by marshalling people into separate queues outside the airport.Mr Heappey, who formerly served in Afghanistan himself, told reporters "absolutely nobody can say we'll be able to get everybody out" and that the "hard reality" is that many looking to escape Kabul may not be able […]

today22/08/2021