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Man given caution over street performer attack

A 20-year-old man from the Small Heath area of Birmingham has been given a police caution after handing himself into West Midlands Police following the emergence of a YouTube video which showed him assaulting a street performer in Birmingham city centre.

The 'human statue', who was dressed as movie character, Predator, was pushed from his pedestal by a man caught on a mobile phone camera before fleeing the scene.

Police say they have spoken to all parties involved in the assault and neither victim wanted to make an official complaint.

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Street performer assault suspect arrested

A 20-year-old man from Birmingham has handed himself in to West Midlands Police after footage was released of a man attacking a street performer dressed as movie character, Predator, in Birmingham city centre.

YouTube footage of the incident, believed to have been filmed on a mobile phone by an associate of the offender was posted on YouTube on Sunday and has since attracted tens of thousands of views.

Birmingham Police Inspector Stuart Bill said: “The street performer was shoved from behind and lunged forward on top of a young child who had been staring up at him.”

“Thankfully both the man and the little girl appear to have been unhurt though, as neither the man or the girl’s parents have contacted police, we can’t be 100 percent sure so I would encourage them to contact us.”

The man is currently being questioned by neighbourhood officers on suspicion of assault.

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