Moment masked thug punches man in back of head in unprovoked attack

Shocking moment masked thug punches man in the back of the head before he is rammed into store window in unprovoked attack by gang in Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre

  • Footage shows man throwing a punch at victim as another person joins attack
  • Man had his back turned away and appeared to be unaware of gang approaching
  • At one point, what is believed to be a knife falls onto the floor of shopping centre
  • The video, filmed outside a store in Birmingham, was posted to Twitter last night

This is the shocking moment a masked thug punches a man in the back of the head before he is rammed into a store window in an unprovoked attack. 

Footage filmed by one of the group members shows two people approaching a man standing by a clothing shop inside Birmingham’s Bullring Shopping Centre.

The pair of hooded yobs throw a punch at him from behind as he stands next to a girl and continue to repeatedly batter him, while shouting ‘f***ing p***y as the victim tries to stand his ground and fend off the blows.

At one point, what is believed to be a knife spills out from one of their pockets onto the floor of the busy shopping centre in front of shocked onlookers. 


The man, who had his back turned away (left), didn’t appear to notice he was about to be attacked. One person threw a punch before his friend (right) joined in the assault

The victim is then thrown into railings set up for social distancing shoppers and against the window of a store.

A masked woman, who was with the victim at the time, appears to try to calm the attackers down and stop the fight but to no avail. 

Some of the victim’s belongings also fell to the ground during the attack including a disposable mask and a bank card. 

The footage, which was obtained by website Birmz Is Grime, has been viewed and shared thousands of times since it was uploaded to social media. 

The clip was posted to Twitter last night, captioned: ‘Bullring, Birmingham’.

Social media users criticised the attack and praised the victim for standing his ground while others mocked the punches thrown by the attackers.


Some of the victim’s belongings fell to the ground during the attack, pictured, including a bank card and disposable mask. It is not known whether any arrests were made

The unprovoked attack at Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre captured from another angle, in a separate video. The extent of the victim’s injuries is not known

One wrote: ‘Brave of the two of them to sneak up and start punching a lad from behind. Real big men.’

Another added: ‘Two of them and still punched him from behind.’

A third said: ‘Wow imagine jumping someone 2v1 and not even knocking him to the ground.’  

The extent of the victim’s injuries is not known.

It is not known if any arrests were made.

MailOnline has contacted West Midlands Police for comment. 

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