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Laughs before punch in unprovoked attack

PUBLISHED: 14:09 28 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

A 29-year-old Ipswich man heard laughter and footsteps behind him just before he was floored by a punch to the face and then kicked in the stomach.

The victim was attacked by two men in what police have described as an unprovoked assault in Rectory Road on Thursday night at around 10pm.

A 29-year-old Ipswich man heard laughter and footsteps behind him just before he was floored by a punch to the face and then kicked in the stomach.

The victim was attacked by two men in what police have described as an unprovoked assault in Rectory Road on Thursday night at around 10pm.

The man was walking home from work in the direction of Station Road. After the attack he ran home and called police. An ambulance took him to hospital where he received treatment for cuts to his face.

His assailants have been described as two white men, both between 20 to 25 years-old. One was 6ft tall with a tanned complexion and stocky build and was wearing dark clothing and a gold chain around his neck.

The other was described as 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build and had short fair hair. He was wearing blue stonewashed jeans and a dark knee-length sports coat with stripes on the arms.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident or who may recognise the attackers from these descriptions. Anyone with information should call Det Con Steve Corbett on 01473 383133.


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