Man behind bars after admitting brutal bus attack

A man is behind bars after temporarily blinding and breaking the nose of another man in a brutal assault on a Birmingham bus.

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Bus attacker found 'to his cost' how CCTV aids police

The Safer Travel Unit at West Midlands Police, have highlighted the benefit of CCTV on Birmingham's buses, after putting 35-year-old Jason Wilson behind bars for a brutal attack in October 2013.

Sergeant Ben Westwood, said:

There are around 11,000 CCTV cameras on West Midlands buses so people need to accept that if they commit offences on board they are likely to be caught on camera. These cameras provide high quality images which help police trace offenders and provide irrefutable evidence…as Wilson has found to his cost. Fortunately crime on the region’s buses remains low and incidents of this nature are rare: latest figures show that, excluding vandalism, there is just one offence in every 147,500 bus rides.

A 32-year-old woman from Quinton, who was arrested on February 6th - a day after the footage was first released - remains on police bail whilst officers investigate her involvement.

'Only a matter of time' before bus attacker was caught

Following the arrest of 35-year-old Jason Wilson, from Dudnill Grove in Bartley Green, for a brutal assault on a Birmingham bus, West Midlands Police have credited the 'fantastic' public response to a video showing the attack.

PC Antony Watts said:

The response from the public to our appeal was fantastic with many people offering new information and several providing Wilson’s name and address… It was only a matter of time before we caught up with him...

... The public were understandably disgusted by the footage: the victim was minding his own business when he politely asked Wilson to stop the children throwing sweets at him... But that request prompted a barbaric, prolonged attack... At one stage Wilson stood on a seat to get a better kicking angle and the victim was lucky to escape with only a broken nose as it could have been much worse. What makes it even more shocking is that he unleashed the attack in front of the children he was travelling with.

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Man admits assault charge after brutal bus attack

A man is behind bars having admitted a charge of assault, after temporarily blinding and breaking the nose of another man in a brutal assault on a Birmingham bus.

35-year-old Jason Wilson, from Dudnill Grove in Bartley Green, handed himself in to a Birmingham police station on Thursday afternoon.

CCTV footage released by police showed him squirt lemon juice in the eyes of a 21-year-old passenger before kicking and punching him:

It was described by West Midlands Police at the time as 'an over the top' reaction to being asked if his children could stop throwing sweets.

Footage from the top-deck of the Number 24 bus, enabled people to identify Mr Wilson as the attacker as they travelled through Birmingham city centre on January 11th.

He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and admitted the offence at Birmingham Magistrates Court this morning. He is set to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on March 7th for sentencing.

Public response 'fantastic' after brutal bus attack

West Midlands Police have praised the 'fantastic' public response, after they appealed for help finding the attacker of a man on a bus in Birmingham.

A 32-year-old woman was arrested yesterday, in connection with an attack on a 21-year-old man on the number 24 bus service last month.

The man pictured attacked another passenger with punches and kicks Credit: West Midlands Police

Police released CCTV footage on Wednesday, which showed the passenger being severely beaten by another man on the top deck of the bus.

PC Rob Harper, investigating, said:

"People were 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...

... The response from the public to our appeal was fantastic with many people offering new information and several providing the same name for the man and woman believed to be involved. Efforts are on-going to trace the male suspect."

Woman arrested after bus attack

A 32-year-old woman has been arrested after a man was temporarily blinded when he was violently attacked in a brutal assault on a Birmingham bus.

West Midlands Police made the arrest yesterday after CCTV footage of the attack, which took place on January 11th, was released on Wednesday.

The woman has been released on bail until next month, when she will return to a police station for further questioning.

Police slam 'barbaric' attack in front of two children

Detectives investigating a brutal attack which happened in front of two children on a bus in Birmingham have described the assault as "prolonged and barbaric".

Investigating officer, PC Rob Harper, urged anyone who recognised the attackers to come forward - and said the victim was "lucky" to have escaped with just a broken nose.

CCTV shows the man punching the bus passenger Credit: West Midlands Police

The man 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.

The victim had something like pepper spray squirted in his face which rendered him defenceless as the blows rained down on him.

At one stage, he said, the video shows the attacker standing on a seat to get a better kicking angle, whilst the woman he was with also occasionally joined in the assault - and even appears to be recording the incident on her mobile phone.

The victim was lucky to escape with only a broken nose as it could have been much worse.

What makes this even more shocking is that they unleashed this attack in front of the two children they were travelling with.

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Bus passenger brutally attacked in front of children

A man was temporarily blinded and suffered a broken nose when he was violently attacked and hit with pepper spray in a brutal assault on a Birmingham bus.

The 21-year-old was on the top deck of the number 24 service, travelling along Broad Street, when he asked a man to stop two children throwing sweets at him.

The man being hunted by police over the attack Credit: West Midlands Police

The man, believed to be the youngsters' father, showered a series of punches, knees and kicks on his victim.

He was joined by a woman, and together they verbally abused him during the seven-minute ordeal, which happened on January 11.

This woman is also being hunted by police Credit: West Midlands Police

The man, woman and children all left the bus at the Green Man in Harbourne.

The victim, who is from the Woodgate area of Birmingham, suffered a badly broken nose and other facial in the vicious attack.

Police are now appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Another image of the man caught on CCTV Credit: West Midlands Police
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