A dog walker has been attacked in Streetly in Birmingham in what police are describing as ‘transgender hate crime.’
Up to eight teenagers on bikes are said to have shouted abuse before throwing a bottle and stones – one of which hit the person’s head – by shops in Boundary Road in Streetly.
The attack by the gang, said to be aged 13 and 14, took place between 5pm and 5.30pm on Monday, June 22.
A spokesman for the Wes Midlands Police said: “We are investigating an assault on a person who was walking their dogs outside a shop in Boundary Road, Streetly on Monday, June) 22 between 5pm and 5.30pm.
“It is understood that a group of white youths, aged 13 to 14, shouted abuse before throwing a bottle and stones, one of which hit the person’s head.
“Enquiries are ongoing and we are appealing for witnesses to get in touch.”
“Both incidents are being treated as transgender hate crimes.”