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A shocking street brawl in Birmingham is caught on camera as a bike is thrown at West Midlands Police officers

Two men who were involved in a shocking street brawl caught on camera which resulted in police being battered over the head with a BICYCLE have been jailed.

Hamad Gernas, 23, and Adam Issa, 33, assaulted four officers after violence erupted in the streets of Lozells, Birmingham, on October 24 last year.

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Disturbing footage shows how one cop was left sprawling on the ground with a head injury as they struggled to detain Gernas on the ground. Issa suddenly appeared at the scene along Villa Road and smashed three other officers over the head with a bicycle.

He can then be seen picking up a bowl of fruit and throwing it at the officer before he was tackled to the ground by have-a-go-hero shopkeeper Abdul Guldari. With the 57-year-old's help, police were able to detain Issa while Gernas was also arrested at the scene.

Gernas was later found guilty of three counts of aggravated bodily harm and Issa of two counts of assaulting an emergency worker and possession of cannabis.

Gernas, of Birmingham, was jailed for seven months and Issa, of no fixed abode, was caged for six months at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (Monday, January 29).

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Adam Issa and Hamad Gernas assaulted Birmingham police officers in LozellsAdam Issa and Hamad Gernas assaulted Birmingham police officers in Lozells
Adam Issa and Hamad Gernas assaulted Birmingham police officers in Lozells

The court heard officers were patrolling Villa Road and using dispersal order powers in response to recent concerns over suspicious activity in the area. West Midlands Police said an officer, acting on intelligence, asked Gernas to provide his details - but he became aggressive.

Despite a further three officers attempting to calm Gernas down but he remained "argumentative", the force said. During the arrest of Gernas, an officer was punched, another was bitten and a third received a sprained arm.

Three of the four officers that were assaulted required hospital for their injuries but thankfully they were not serious. The shocking broad daylight scenes were described as another example of broken Britain after footage obtained by the Birmz Is Grime blog went viral.

Chief Inspector Sara Beech, from Birmingham Police, said after the case: “Four of our officers were assaulted while just trying to their job, which will not be tolerated. Nobody should face violence and abuse whilst trying to protect the public.

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“Assaulting emergency workers is not just about physical visible injuries but also the mental harm the experience causes. I also want to say a huge thank you to the courageous member of the public who stepped in and intervened during the incident. We will bring those to justice who think violence against our officers is acceptable.”

Abdul Guldari shopkeeper outside the Fruit and Vegetable House, Villa Road, LozellsAbdul Guldari shopkeeper outside the Fruit and Vegetable House, Villa Road, Lozells
Abdul Guldari shopkeeper outside the Fruit and Vegetable House, Villa Road, Lozells

Have-a-go-hero shopkeeper Abdul Guldari, 57, previously said he stepped in to help police because he was "angry when the man threw my fruit'. The dad-of-six, originally from Afghanistan, leapt into action after trouble flared outside his business, Fruit and Vegetable House.

He said: "I was working here when police tried to arrest a man they suspected was a drug dealer. The police asked for his ID and what he was doing and he kicked off saying 'why are you asking me this?'

"He was saying to the cops 'don't touch me or I will punch you'. While this is all happening this man picked up a bike. The he started fighting with police too. When I see he took my bowl, this shook me up, one hook and I had him on the floor.

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"I was angry. I helped the police and he went down. More police came and took the men away. This is my business, I love my country and I wanted to help the police, help my job and my business. I have run this business for a year now. I have never had this before. People usually have respect and there's no problem."