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Jason Wilson jailed for 'barbaric' Birmingham bus attack

Jason Wilson Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Jason Wilson admitted attacking a man on the top deck of a Birmingham bus

A man has been jailed for a "barbaric" attack on a bus passenger.

Jason Wilson, 35, of Dudnill Grove in Bartley Green, Birmingham, was sentenced to 18 months at the city's crown court on Monday.

Police said his victim was left with 12 facial injuries including a broken nose after the attack on the top deck of a bus in Broad Street on 11 January.

Wilson admitted actual bodily harm at an earlier hearing.

The 21-year-old victim had asked a man and woman to stop the children they were with throwing sweets at him, West Midlands Police said.

"That request prompted a barbaric, prolonged attack," said Sgt Ben Westwood.

CCTV footage released by police in February showed Wilson kicking and punching the victim.

Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption The attack was captured on CCTV, which the police released in February

"There are around 11,000 CCTV cameras on West Midlands buses so people need to accept that if they commit offences on board they are likely to be caught on camera," Sgt Westwood said.

"These cameras provide high quality images which help police trace offenders and provide irrefutable evidence… as Wilson has found to his cost."

A woman was arrested in connection with the attack but later released without charge, police said.

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