Hotel worker attacked in Bury

A HOTEL worker is recovering today after being kicked in the face when he disturbed intruders who ended up fleeing empty-handed.The man in his early 20s, had walked up a flight of stairs in the Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds, and had just entered a narrow corridor when the criminals struck at about 9pm yesterday.

By Tracey Sparling

A HOTEL worker is recovering today after being kicked in the face when he disturbed intruders who ended up fleeing empty-handed.

The man in his early 20s, had walked up a flight of stairs in the Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds, and had just entered a narrow corridor when the criminals struck at about 9pm yesterday.

He felt a blow to the head from behind, and fell to the ground.

He was set upon by two offenders who kicked him in the face and ribs, and then fled.

The victim made his way back to the hotel restaurant and the police and ambulance service were called.

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Paramedics treated him for cuts to the face and bruising to the ribs, but he did not need hospital treatment.

One of the two male offenders was wearing dark blue jeans and dark shoes, and the other wore a black top.

A spokeswoman for the hotel declined to comment today.

Detective Constable Gary James of Suffolk Police said: "This was a nasty attack on an innocent victim which could have had far more serious consequences.

"Fortunately his physical injuries are not too severe, but he has been left extremely shaken by his ordeal.

"I would appeal for anyone who may have seen anyone waiting suspiciously in the area at the time to contact us straight away."

Anyone with information should call police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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