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Man with walking stick kicked and hit with metal bar by two men during attempted robbery

Police are trying to trace these two suspects. Credit: West Midlands Police

Police want to trace two men after a man with a walking stick was kicked and hit with a metal bar during an attempted robbery in Bordesley Green in Birmingham.

The victim was standing at a bus stop along Bordesley Green when he was approached by two men who demanded cash.

WARNING: This CCTV footage released by West Midlands Police contains images some may find distressing.

They tried to search the pockets of the man, aged in his 50s, who fell to the floor. He was then attacked and struck with the bar which caused a cut to his head.

The assault only stopped when a member of the public intervened and the attackers fled empty handed.

The man in his 50s was pushed to the floor and hit with a metal bar. Credit: West Midlands Police