Police hunting New Year’s Eve attackers

POLICE are appealing for information after three violent assaults in St Ives on New Year’s Eve.

POLICE are appealing for information after three violent assaults in St Ives on New Year’s Eve.

They are linking the three separate incidents, which occurred around midnight on Friday.

In the first incident a 45-year-old man was at the junction with The Pound and Ramsey Road at about 11.45pm when he saw two men assaulting a 17-year-old.

They punched and kicked him to the head while he was lying on the ground.

The 45-year-old went to assist the victim and was punched in the face, before the offenders ran off towards the Crescent.

The teenager was taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital for treatment.

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An 18-year-old man was then grabbed by the throat and headbutted in nearby Ramsey Road a short while afterwards.

Police are linking the assaults.

One of the offenders was described as white, 18 to 23, with dark spiky hair and wearing a red and white striped polo shirt, dark jeans and light trainers.

PC Zoe Slater, investigating, said: “These were unprovoked attacks on people who had been out celebrating the New Year.

“One of the victims was assaulted after he had gone to the aid of a young man who was being punched and kicked while on the floor.

“I would urge anyone with any information about these offenders to contact police.”

INFORMATION: Anyone with any information should call PC Slater on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.