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Man's jaw broken in town youth fight

PUBLISHED: 09:23 23 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:14 03 March 2010

A MIDDLE-aged man is recovering in hospital with a broken jaw after he was attacked by a gang of youths in Ipswich.

Police are today hunting the teenagers responsible for the serious unprovoked assault on Friday night.

A MIDDLE aged man is recovering in hospital with a broken jaw after he was attacked by a gang of youths in Ipswich.

Police are today hunting the teenagers responsible for the serious unprovoked assault on Friday night.

The 44-year-old was walking down Back Hamlet towards the town at 11.15pm when he was approached a gang of 15 youths hanging about on the footpath.

As the man tried to make his way through the group – one of the gang swung him around.

The victim fell to the floor and was kicked in the head and face several times. He was left with a broken jaw.

The group of youths were both male and female and aged between 14 and 15 years.

DC Lloyd Stewart, who is investigating the case, said: "This was a particularly nasty unprovoked assault.

"The area was fairly busy with cars driving by at the time and I am appealing for anyone with any information to come forward."

Calls relating to this incident can be made to Ipswich CID on 01473 – 383133, or to Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.

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