Gang Attack Friends On Birmingham Night Out

13 November 2014, 07:20 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

An investigation is on after two friends were attacked by a gang who asked them for money on a night out in Birmingham.

The pair were sitting on steps in the Arcadian just after midnight on Friday 29 August when four men asked them for cash. When they refused the group kicked them to their heads and faces repeatedly.

One friend lost consciousness for a short time and both received treatment from paramedics for cuts and bruises. They've made a full recovery.

Police now released CCTV footage of the group they would like to trace.

Investigating officer DC Alexandrea Backrath said: "This was a brutal attack on two young men who were just taking a breather while on an evening out.

"We take the safety of people visiting the city very seriously and we are determined to bring to justice those who think they can prey on others visiting the city.

"I would urge anyone who recognise the men captured on CCTV to contact me as soon as possible to prevent this happening to someone else."

All four are described as aged between 17 and 20 with short dark hair and average height. One wore a dark top with a white stripe down the arm, another wore a navy top and the other two wore dark clothing.

Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 101.