Bridegroom and wedding guests attacked in Buckden

A BRIDEGROOM and three of his wedding guests were beaten up during a nasty and unprovoked attack in Buckden High Street. The 28-year-old groom from Kimbolton, who asked not to be named, and three of his male wedding guests were assaulted near the Lion

A BRIDEGROOM and three of his wedding guests were beaten up during a "nasty and unprovoked attack" in Buckden High Street.

The 28-year-old groom from Kimbolton, who asked not to be named, and three of his male wedding guests were assaulted near the Lion Hotel by a group of men.

The Hunts Post was told that one of the wedding party was attacked after asking a nearby group of men for a lighter.

The same men then assaulted a wedding guest and attacked another of the wedding party when he tried to intervene.


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A 25-year-old man from Nottingham, and a 46-year-old and a 31-year-old both from St Neots all suffered cuts and bruises.

The groom suffered a bruise to his left eye during the assault that took place on Sunday (March 1) at about 1am.

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The wedding had taken place on Saturday (February 28) at Kimbolton Church followed by a reception at Buckden Millennium Community Centre. Some wedding guests had been staying at the George Hotel in Buckden High Street.

One of the ushers and the groom's uncle were among the injured wedding guests.

The usher, the man from Nottingham, told The Hunts Post: "I couldn't really tell you what happened as I had a few of them on me.

"Then I was knocked out and don't know what happened next.

"Fortunately I have no broken bones but severe swelling and grazes to my face. The groom has a black eye and his uncle got knocked out too."

The four injured men were treated at the scene by paramedics.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked attack and I would urge anyone with information to contact police.

"Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital in tracing these offenders."

The attackers are described as white and in their late teens to early 20s.

Despite the ordeal the groom was still able to jet off on his honeymoon to Thailand on Monday morning (March 2).

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 4564564 or Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.

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