Thugs attack homeless man as he slept in Cambridge

A HOMELESS man suffered serious facial injuries after being attacked while he slept in a Cambridge doorway.

Ian Matthews, 38, was in Sussex Street at 2.10am on Saturday (September 29) when he was attacked by three men.

He was kicked in the face and stamped on by the attackers and suffered a fractured jaw and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital for treatment.

Cambridgeshire Police have released images of his injuries in the hope that it will encourage witnesses to come forward with information.

The main offender was described as white, 5ft 6in tall in his mid 20s and muscular. He was wearing a blue t-shirt.


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Detective Constable Anna Bye, investigating, said: “This was a completely unprovoked violent attack on a homeless man who was asleep and unable to defend himself.

“I would urge anyone who has any information about this sickening and cowardly assault to contact police.”

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INFORMATION: Anyone with any information should call DC Bye on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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