A HUNT is on for two thugs who filmed themselves pushing a homeless man into a canal after pouring beer over his head.
The yobs are seen approaching their victim, who was slumped next to a towpath in Birmingham city centre.
One asks him: ‘Wagwan (hello), you alright?’, before his sniggering pal says: ‘What’s up mate?’ They then tip a can of lager over his head while saying: ‘Come on bro, wake up bro, wake up.’
The person filming the footage then shoves the man into the canal before running away laughing in the clip uploaded to the website Birmz Is Grime, where it has been viewed and shared thousands of times.
Viewers reacted with horror to the attack that took place near Snow Hill train station. One commented: ‘That’s just awful, why oh why would you do something like this?’
Another called the attackers a ‘shameless pair of scumbags’.
Marie Carr added: ‘I know where this guy spends his days and he is a lovely bloke in a clearly bad situation. I’ll be donating food and clothing next time I see him.’
The Birmz Is Grime website said it had uploaded the clip ‘to bring awareness to these disgusting actions that I’m sure are carried out more often than we see’.
Sgt Dale Quiney said West Midlands Police was investigating the footage, adding: ‘This is a really nasty attack on a vulnerable member of the public.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact the force online, by calling 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.