Taxi driver brutally beaten up in Kimpton Close, Druids Heath, in 'row over fare'
Police are investigating after a viral video showed an elderly Birmingham taxi driver being attacked in a city street.
The West Midlands force confirmed it was aware of the footage, understood to have been filmed in Kimpton Close, Druids Heath, late on Tuesday afternoon, June 30.
Witnesses said officers were called to the scene following the attack, which happened in full view of nearby residents.
The video - which has been widely shared on social media and with BirminghamLive - shows the driver arguing with a man outside his car.
The details of the bust-up were not confirmed but it appeared to be a dispute over payment of a fare.
The video shows the driver try to wrestle the other man's bag from him.
An onlooker can be heard saying: "You do this all the f****** time."
The taxi driver can be heard saying: "Just give me the money man" before he is repeatedly punched in the face.
The driver fights back in self-defence as a third man appears in shot and picks up the bag before they both walk towards what appears to be a flat block.
The driver's face can bee seen covered in blood.
The taxi driver works for A Cars, based on Pershore Road in Stirchley.
A spokesman for the taxi company said: "At the moment the police are investigating it and we would not like to disclose any information due to data protection. It would be unlawful for me to say anything."-
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