Search on for man who allegedly assaulted a taxi driver leaving him needing hospital treatment

Detectives want to speak to this man after a taxi driver was assaulted following a dispute over a fare in Druids Heath at around 2pm on Tuesday 30 June. 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 was circulated on social media, and 39-year-old Adam Clancy was quickly identified as the prime suspect by the force. Officers have been working hard 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, officers 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." Anyone with information on the whereabouts Adam Clancy is urged to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at from 8am - midnight or call 101 anytime. To remain anonymous please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. If you see Adam Clancy, don’t approach him and call the police on 999 immediately instead.

Image credit: West Midlands Police

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