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Police hunt after street attack

PUBLISHED: 14:36 18 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:26 03 March 2010

DETECTIVES are today hunting an attacker who kicked his victim in the head and broke his jaw in an assault in the centre of Ipswich.

The 28-year-old victim, a man who lives in the town, suffered a fractured eye-socket and broken jaw in the attack after being grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground where he was kicked twice in the head.

DETECTIVES are today hunting an attacker who kicked his victim in the head and broke his jaw in an assault in the centre of Ipswich.

The 28-year-old victim, a man who lives in the town, suffered a fractured eye-socket and broken jaw in the attack after being grabbed from behind and pushed to the ground where he was kicked twice in the head.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital with serious, but not life threatening injuries, following the assault which happened in Franciscan Way between 12.55am and 1am on Sunday, August 12.

The victim underwent surgery for his injuries and is still being treated in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack to contact them, or anyone who saw the white male attacker, aged in his early 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall, with neatly-cut short brown hair. He was wearing dark trousers and a dark top with white writing on the front.

The attack happened in a busy area and detectives believe there would have been people around who saw what happened.

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Wayne McCarthy at Ipswich police station on 01473 383100.

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