Man glassed by youth gang as he walks with his family

A HUNTINGDON man was hit with a glass bottle by a gang of youths as he walked along a street with his partner and young child. The assault took place at about 8pm on Monday, December 1 in Sallowbush Road but was not reported until the evening of Wednesday, December 3.

A HUNTINGDON man was hit with a glass bottle by a gang of youths as he walked along a street with his partner and young child.

The assault took place at about 8pm on Monday, December 1 in Sallowbush Road but was not reported until the evening of Wednesday, December 3.

The man was walking with his partner and their child who was in a pushchair when he was set upon by a group of five teenagers aged between 11 and 15 years.

An ambulance was called for the man and he was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon after suffering injuries to his face and head.

Speaking to The Hunts Post, DC Karin Peters, investigating the assault, said: "This was an unprovoked and vicious attack. The victim was elbowed, hit over the head with a glass bottle and then kicked in the face and head when he fell to the floor.

"These people were not robbed and we have no motive. It seems that this gang of youths set upon this man for no reason whatsoever."

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One of the attackers is described as black, medium build and was wearing a black jacket, black tracksuit bottoms and grey or white hooded top. A second boy is described as white, with short hair and was wearing a light jacket and grey and black hat.

DC Peters said: "I would urge anyone with information about the assault to contact police. Did someone you know come home bragging about a fight that night? If so please contact us."

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Peters at Huntingdon Police Station on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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