A man has been charged with assault after a traffic warden was attacked in Alum Rock.

Danyal Bashir, aged 19, of Hartopp Road, Alum Rock, has been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on October 16.

A 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of robbery was released while the investigation continues.

The warden was attacked on Hartopp Road, at the corner of College Road, just after 5pm on Friday.

A video of the attack was posted on social media.

Det Insp Jim Church, leading the investigation, said the victim was taken to hospital but despite the violence used in the attack, did not suffer any serious physical injuries.

He said: “We have had a fantastic response from members of the public.

“We are working through the information we have received as a priority and anticipate we will be knocking doors very shortly.”

Traffic Warden Charlie Weston said in an interview: “I didn’t notice people coming up behind me, I just turned and saw a man in a hoody with the cords tightened so I couldn’t see his face.

“They started taking kicks at me.

“I do genuinely feel lucky to be alive – I didn’t think I was going to get back up.”

The warden, who miraculously returned back to work the next day at 10am, has spoken about his ordeal in an interview with Bearded Bros founder Naveed Sadiq.

Charlie said: “It definitely wasn’t a racist attack. All I can say is, you know what, I forgive you.”

Anyone with information can contact police via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am to midnight, call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.