DETECTIVES want to speak to a man with links to Bromsgrove after a taxi driver was assaulted following a dispute over a fare in Druids Heath.

The 52-year-old taxi driver was taken to hospital with a cut and swelling to his face after being repeatedly punched in Kimpton Close.

Footage of the incident, which happened at around 2pm on Tuesday, June 30, was circulated on social media, and 39-year-old Adam Clancy was quickly identified as the prime suspect.

Officers have been working to bring Clancy into custody in order to question him on suspicion of what happened in Kimpton Close last month. But despite arrest attempts at more than seven properties, Clancy remains at large.

As a last resort, police have now issued his image to the public as part of an appeal to locate and arrest him. 

Clancy is from the Stirchley area of Birmingham and has links to Druids Heath, Acocks Green and Bromsgrove.

Detective Sergeant Patrick Simpson, said: "To put it simply, people should not go to work fearing that they’ll be attacked or abused as they try to do their job. 

“The taxi driver sustained injuries that required hospital treatment, and we know that many people who’ve seen the footage are understandably shocked and outraged at what happened - please be assured that we are determined to find who was responsible.

"I would urge anyone with information which will assist our investigation to contact us on 101; quoting crime reference number 20BW/151488Q/20.

"I would also urge Adam Clancy to do the right thing and hand himself in as soon as possible."