Danyal Bashir, 19, Charged over Alum Rock Traffic Warden Attack

A man has been arrested after a traffic warden was dragged from his moped and kicked and stamped on before his vehicle was stolen.

The attack happened on Hartopp Road in the Alum Rock area of Birmingham on Friday. Danyal Bashir, 19, of Hartopp Road, has been bailed to attend Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 16 October. A video of the attack was posted on social media.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of robbery on Saturday morning has been bailed by police.

The gang, who assaulted the ex-security guard at about 5.10pm on Hartopp Road at its junction with College Road, also stole his bike as they fled.

Mr Weston said he managed to phone a colleague while he was being attacked and they raised the alarm.

Despite staying in hospital for almost four hours, he returned back to work at 10am on Saturday morning determined not to let his team down.

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Charlie Weston was working in Birmingham’s Alum Rock when he was attacked minutes after approaching a car.

The 21-year-old had been working for just 10 minutes when he was knocked to the floor, kicked in the throat and stamped on the head on Friday.

Det Insp Jim Church, leading the investigation, said the victim was taken to hospital but despite the violence used in the attack, did not suffer any serious physical injuries.

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