Police hunt 23-year-old man after five people randomly attacked in Black Country

Officers say they want to speak to Jardel Faure over the 'nasty assaults' - including one on a 16-year-old boy at Merry Hill bus station. Credit: West Midlands Police / Google Maps

Police are hunting a 23-year-old man following a series of 'nasty' assaults on random people in the Black Country.

Jardel Faure, from Cradley Heath, is believed to have been part of a three-strong group who attacked at least five people on the evening of 21 October.

The attacks started at around 6pm in Stourbridge High Street when a man was kicked and bitten in the street before the group got on a bus to Brierley Hill.

A woman was then verbally abused by the men in Dudley Road and struck with a bottle; her partner and another man were also attacked when they tried to help her.

A 16-year-old boy was then allegedly bitten and kicked to the ground before being stamped on in Merry Hill bus station.

Two men, aged 19 and 25, had been arrested following the "motiveless attacks," but are now on police bail with strict conditions, West Midlands Police said.

Officers say they've not yet caught up with Faure and are appealing for information on his location.