Woman, 24, accused of racially abusing bouncer is banned from Birmingham

Woman, 24, accused of racially abusing bouncer is banned from Birmingham

A woman arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a pub doorman has been banned from Birmingham, police said.

It is alleged that the suspect, 24, directed slurs towards a member of security staff outside the Figure of Eight in the city on Saturday.

The woman, from Worcester, was then detained on Monday, West Midlands Police said.

Police confirmed they were investigating an incident on Broad Street that took place between 10pm and 11:30pm after footage was posted online appearing to show a woman directing abuse towards a black bouncer.

In an update on issued on Tuesday West Midlands Police said the arrested woman had been bailed and told not to enter Birmingham as part of her bail conditions.

A statement said: “The woman we arrested on suspicion of racially abusing a pub doorman in Birmingham city centre on Saturday night has been released on police bail.

“She was detained yesterday afternoon after she attended a police station at our request.

“It’s alleged the 24-year-old, from Worcester, used racist language towards the member of security staff outside the Figure of Eight in Broad Street at some time between 10pm and 11.30pm.

“She’s also accused of racially abusing another man who was stood near the pub entrance and earlier damaging furniture inside the premises.

“She’s been released with bail conditions, including not to enter Birmingham, while we continue to gather witness evidence before we present a file to the CPS.”

Chief inspector James Spencer said previously: “It’s an awful incident and people are understandably disgusted.

“We said we would prioritise the investigation and that’s now led to the swift arrest of a suspect.

“Our city centre police teams have been working hard with local businesses to make the city a safe and enjoyable place to visit.

“Racist behaviour is completely unacceptable and we are taking this report very seriously.”

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