Pizza rows ends in broken jaw and nose

A SUFFOLK man is today recovering after sustaining a broken nose and jaw when he was attacked in an unprovoked assault - over a piece of pizza.A 24-year-old man from near Bury St Edmunds was sitting in a bus shelter waiting for his bus and eating a pizza, when two men approached him and one of them repeatedly asked for a slice of his pizza.

A SUFFOLK man is today recovering after sustaining a broken nose and jaw when he was attacked in an unprovoked assault - over a piece of pizza.

As revealed in later editions of yesterday's Evening Star, a 24-year-old man from near Bury St Edmunds was sitting in a bus shelter waiting for his bus and eating a pizza, when two men approached him and one of them repeatedly asked for a slice of his pizza.

He handed a piece of food over, but one of the men then threw it on the floor and spat on it.

The two men then punched the victim, before a man and a woman, also at the bus stop, intervened and the offenders left the scene.

The incident happened on St Andrews Street North, Bury St Edmunds at 10.40pm on Saturday.

The first offender is white, 18 to 20 years old, slight build, thick eyebrows, dark gelled hair wearing a grey jacket, dark jeans, a white T-shirt and a ring on his left hand.

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The second man is Hispanic, 20 to 23 years old, with a dark goatee beard and wearing a silver chain around his wrist.

Both men spoke with what is believed to be a slight Portuguese accent.

Detective inspector David Rutterford said: "This appears to be a particularly nasty and unprovoked attack. The victim received multiple injuries including a shattered tooth and a suspected broken jaw and nose.

"He received hospital treatment and was detained over night.

"We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of the bus stop who may have witnessed the assault.

"We are particularly keen to hear from the man and woman who intervened and may well have prevented the victim from sustaining more injuries.

"Although in considerable discomfort the victim has been able to provide a reasonable description of his attackers. Please take a good look at this and consider if you recognise the offenders."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Bury St Edmunds CID on 01284 774100.