Labour MP Steve McCabe hit in face with a brick

Steve McCabe has appealed for witnesses to come forward after being struck in the face.
Steve McCabe has appealed for witnesses to come forward after being struck in the face.

Labour MP Steve McCabe has been left with facial injuries after being hit with a brick by an attacker on a motorcycle.

The member for Birmingham Selly Oak said he was suffering from a “very sore & swollen face” following the incident and that he had given a statement to police.

On Monday evening Mr McCabe, 61, posted photos on Twitter showing two individuals wearing full-face helmets and riding motorbikes.

He said: “Tonight nursing a very sore & swollen face. I was struck with a brick by a motorbike thug in Greenford Rd. Have given full statement to police.”

The MP urged locals to help track the motorbike riders down, tweeting: “Sure somebody recognises these two. All I need are names & addresses. Send them to me anonymously & I’ll do the rest with the police.”

Mr McCabe received messages of sympathy from colleagues across the parliamentary spectrum following the incident.

The tweet posted by Labour MP Steve McCabe where he shows of his injuries after he says he was hit by a brick by motorbike rider. Picture: PA

The tweet posted by Labour MP Steve McCabe where he shows of his injuries after he says he was hit by a brick by motorbike rider. Picture: PA

Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner said: “That’s shocking Steve, that really could have been a very lot worse! I really hope the police find the culprit.”

Jo Swinson, deputy Liberal Democrat leader, tweeted: “Horrific! Hope they catch them asap. TLC, hope you feel better soon.”

Tory MP Tom Tugendhat tweeted: “I’m so sorry to hear that. I wish you a speedy recovery and that the police catch these thugs.”