Reward offered after serious assault

Crimestoppers offers £5,000 reward for anonymous information on a Birmingham attack.

The independent charity Crimestoppers has launched an appeal for anonymous information to find a man wanted in connection with a serious assault in Birmingham city centre, last October.

The attack took place on the evening of Monday 5th October at around 10.02pm. A 57-year-old man was walking in the city centre along Upper Dean Street when a group of men and women approached him. Shortly after he was punched in the head and knocked unconscious to the floor.

The victim was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a serious life-threatening condition, with a bleed on the brain. He has sustained life-changing injuries due to his brain trauma. The group walked away from the scene while the victim was left hurt on the floor.

Five of the group have already been identified and arrested. One male wanted in connection with this assault, however, has not yet been identified. Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information the charity exclusively receives – either online at or by calling freephone 0800 555 111 – that leads to the arrest and conviction of the unidentified man wanted in connection with this serious assault.

Mick Duthie, Director of Operations at the charity Crimestoppers, said: “It seems that this was an unprovoked attack on the victim who was walking down the street alone. I’m afraid to say that he remains in a serious condition. Our charity believes that everybody has the right to be safe and we want to see justice prevail and are urging anyone with information to come forward.

“Do you recognise the man in this photo at all, or were you in the area at the time of this attack? If you do not wish to give information to the police and want to remain 100% anonymous, please do the right thing and tell our charity what you know. You can call our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7, on freephone number 0800 555 111 or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form at

“Crimestoppers has been taking crime information since our charity was formed over 33 years ago. Every day over a thousand people trust us with their anonymous information. You may be eligible for a reward and remember that nobody will know you contacted us, only you.”