Police hunt man's attackers

POLICE are today hunting three men involved in an attack on a 25-year-old Stowmarket man.The victim was set upon in a fast food shop in Ipswich Street on Saturday around 1.

POLICE are today hunting three men involved in an attack on a 25-year-old Stowmarket man.

The victim was set upon in a fast food shop in Ipswich Street on Saturday around 1.30am.

A Suffolk police spokesman said the man was in the takeaway when two youths aged around 16 came in.

The three of them began having a friendly conversation while waiting for food and playing on the fruit machine.


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However when two more males, believed to be in their late teens or early twenties entered the premises the atmosphere changed.

A heated argument between the newcomers and the two young lads erupted.

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Then a third man, also early twenties, entered the store and joined the fracas.

It was then 25-year-old victim intervened and was physically assaulted by at least one of the three men.

He was punched to the head and face causing him to fall to the floor. When he got up, dazed and stunned, the offenders and young lads had left the scene. Officers trying to find the three men involved in the assault have issued the following descriptions.

The first offender was white, 5ft 11ins tall, in his late teens or early twenties and wearing a light coloured shirt. The second assailant was white, slightly shorter his friend, and also in his late teens or early 20s. He had short dark hair and wearing a dark top.

The final member of the trio was white, 6ft 1-2ins tall, in his early twenties, stocky build and ginger hair.

The police spokesman said: "This was a particularly nasty incident leaving the victim with facial injuries - black eyes and cuts to the side of his nose.

"Please can we appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident – particularly the two young lads who were in the store at the time of the assault – to contact us as a matter of priority. Anyone with info should contact Pc Dean Baily on 01284 774 100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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