Raging drinker racially abuses and spits at doorman outside Birmingham pub – Video

Police are investigating a shocking video showing a woman racially abuse a doorman at one of Birmingham’s best-known pubs.

The 30-second video went viral after the shocking incident outside the Figure of Eight in Broad Street, Birmingham city centre, on Saturday night.

The video shows that, when the woman is politely refused entry, she shoves the doorman and then launches a racist tirade, including using the n-word, spitting towards him as she walks away.

The shocking encounter, understood to have been filmed by a customer, quickly went viral, racking up thousands of views as it was shared across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

The woman, who is asked to wait away from the door, tells the doorman: “I don’t give a s***, then pushes him hard before turning away and unleashing a stream of swear words and racial slurs, including calling him a “black c***” and using the n-word.

Passers by look on.

A customer who posted the video wrote: “I haven’t been doing security for years like some, but in the short time I’ve been doing it I’ve seen and been through pretty much everything there is to see….this however is something I, or anyone who looks like me, shouldn’t have to put up with.”

The woman has not been identified by police.

“At the moment we are uncertain if the woman does work for us, but rest assured if this is the case we take a zero tolerance approach to racism in any form and this matter will be dealt with the utmost urgency and seriousness.”

Jonathan ‘Tyson’ Leon, 44, who runs a security agency in the city, said the footage was ‘sadly pretty standard’ for door staff working across the West Midlands.

“It is very frustrating, but sadly we encounter a lot of abuse, racial abuse. I am glad this incident was filmed but this is a common occurrence really and I wish more was done about it.”

He called for a much tougher stance against racism and abuse of all sorts and greater respect generally for the work of door staff, who are there to keep people safe and protect them from harm.

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He said he hoped police would act, claiming that sometimes door staff felt their complaints were not taken seriously enough.

Chief Insp James Spencer, of West Midlands Police, said: “We’re aware of a video showing a woman directing racist abuse at a member of door staff in Broad Street over the weekend.

“It’s been crimed as a racially aggravated harassment offence and we are investigating.

“It’s an awful incident and people are understandably disgusted. We are prioritising the investigation.

“Officers have been working hard with local businesses to make the city a safe and enjoyable place to visit. Racist behaviour is completely unacceptable.”

Source – Birmingham Live