Five arrested after racially motivated attack

Friday 09 November 2012 Updated: 09/11 12:05

A MAN and four youths have been arrested after a taxi driver was beaten in a racially motivated attack.

It happened about 12.30am on Saturday (November 3) on Bromsgrove Road as the driver stopped to let the group of youths out of the taxi outside Oasis Dental Care.

He had earlier picked the group up near the Red Lion pub in Enfield Road just after midnight and whale they were in the taxi they made various racial comments directed at him.

As the driver pulled over to let them out, he was dragged from his seat and assaulted leaving him with facial injuries, including a fractured eye socket, and bruising.

The driver was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for treatment.

A man and four youths were arrested on suspicion of assault. The man and three of the youths have been released on bail pending further inquiries, and the other youth was released without charge.

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