Labour MP Steve McCabe appeals for information after reported assault with a brick

Labour MP appeals for information after reported assault with a brick

Steve McCabe was left injured after the incident (Credit: Twitter @steve_mccabe)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Labour MP has appealed for witnesses after suffering injuries in a reported brick attack.

Steve McCabe, the MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, was hit in the face after two people reportedly hurled a brick and stone at him around 6:30pm yesterday.

The 61-year-old posted two pictures of his alleged attackers on Twitter, asking for anyone who knew them to get in touch anonymously.

The Labour MP said the incident had occurred while he was “door-knocking” with Labour volunteers and shortly after he’d shouted at the assailants to “pack it in” after they began doing wheelies in the road.

McCabe said it was fortunate he’d not been more seriously injured, and suggested this was the way the assailants treated people who challenged them.

West Midlands Police have launched an appeal for further witnesses following the incident on Monday evening.