Man suffers broken nose and eye socket in assault outside The Anchor in Woodbridge

The Anchor in Woodbridge

The Anchor in Woodbridge

A man was left with a broken nose, fractured eye socket and cuts to his face in an assault in Woodbridge which saw him punched so hard he fell to the floor, Suffolk police have said.

The incident took place outside The Anchor, at the junction with Quay Street and Station Road, at around 10.20pm on Saturday, July 9.

A man was sitting on a bench with two friends outside the pub when they were approached by a group of three men.

After a short verbal exchange, one of the three men punched the victim, causing him to fall to the floor.

The three men then walked off in the direction of Woodbridge marina.

The victim sustained injuries including a fractured eye socket, a broken nose and cuts to his face which required hospital treatment.

The suspect is described as a white man, around 20-years-old, over 5 feet 6 inches tall of slim build, with ‘flat’ black hair, and was wearing a white buttoned shirt and shorts. He was carrying a white carrier bag.

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Officers with Suffolk police are also keen to trace the two other men in the group, one of whom is described as a white man with a ‘corn-row’ hair style who was wearing ear phones.

Information supplied to officers suggest that the offender and his friends may live outside of Woodbridge, possibly in the Saxmundham or Leiston area.

Witnesses or anybody who has any information are asked to call Suffolk 101 anything suspicious at the time are asked to call Suffolk Police on 101 reference 43481/16 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at

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