The incident took place on November 19, and saw a woman approached by a man in Crown Street around 3.20am. The victim, who is in her 20s, was headbutted and grabbed round the throat before being taken to Hinchingbrooke Hospital. DC Michelle Simmons said: This was a violent attack which has left the victim with lacerations to her face and two fractured vertebrae. I would like to urge anyone who witnessed the attack to come forward. Anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen the incident is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.