West Midlands Police have arrested a teenage girl on suspicion of assault after a video of the assault went viral.
A teenage girl has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a man, 80, he was left with a bloodied nose and black eye.
Coventry Police Chief Superintendent Andy Nicholson, said: This was a despicable, violent attack on an elderly man in broad daylight. The victim is an 80-year-old man – he was left with a bloodied nose and a black eye. A video showing the assault spread rapidly on social media and quite rightly the offender’s actions are being condemned by everyone who’s viewed it. The attack, which appears unprovoked, happened at around 8.30pm on Saturday evening near Sainsbury’s in Coventry’s Trinity Street.
Please call WMP on 101 if you witnessed the incident in person. Officers urging anyone who shared the video or still images of the assault to remove them from social media accounts as they could hinder the enquiry.