Watch: Stranger filmed ‘throwing a brick at busker Osaze Aigbe’ in Birmingham city centre

Singer Osaze Aigbe captures the moment a stranger ‘threw a brick at him’ while is is busking in Birmingham city centre

Singer Osaze Aigbe was entertaining shoppers and commuters while busking in Birmingham city centre.

But his performance was interrupted by a stranger who, he says, threw a brick at him. Osaze, aged 25, captured the moment on camera. Osaze told how he was confronted by a man while performing at the junction of Union Street and High Street near Marks and Spencer on May 18.

A video shows a hooded man approaching Osaze, pulling his chair and threatening him with it. Two police officers then arrive to calm the situation, allowing Osaze to continue his performance. But moments later, the stranger returns and allegedly throws a brick at Osaze, forcing him to get up and grab his chair to defend himself.

Osaze said: "In the video you can see a stranger first threatening me and then he comes back to attack me with a brick. The very weird part is I’ve never met this man before. I thought I was in danger and I prayed that God would save me because I’m not a fighter. After he missed the first time, he picked the brick up again to try and hit me. I was scared as well as confused because I could never imagine something like that would ever happen to me."

West Midlands Police said a 31-year-old was arrested and charged with assault. A spokesperson said: "We’ve charged a man following an assault in Birmingham city centre around midday on 18th May. He has been charged with assault and assaulting an emergency worker. He was remanded into custody to appear before Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 24 May." Osaze has since returned to the same spot to perform for the people of Birmingham.

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Busker Osaze Aigbe in Birmingham city centre