'Parking dispute' on Birmingham high street ends in arrests

Police have arrested four men after two people were allegedly racially assaulted and abused on Erdington High Street. Several people started abusing each after a row broke out over an alleged parking dispute on Erdington High Street on May 17.

A man, a woman and a teenage boy were struck during the altercation. Two men aged 22, one aged 28 and a fourth aged 34 were arrested today (May 30) on suspicion of violent disorder and racially aggravated assaults.

They remain in custody. A man aged 45 has already been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assaults, and has since been bailed.

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He has since been released on bail while enquiries continue. Police are working through CCTV in the area to establish the cause of the disorder and who was involved.

They said: "We also ask anyone who witnessed what happened and hasn’t spoken to us, to contact us via Live Chat on our website or by calling 101 quoting crime reference 20/450892/24."