Hockey stick used by gang in unprovoked attack on man walking home from work

PUBLISHED: 16:21 22 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:16 02 June 2010

A MAN was left with serious face injuries after a gang used launched an unprovoked attack on him using a hockey stick. The 30-year-old victim was walking home from work and was at the junction of Grosvenor Road and St Michael s Avenue, Wisbech, at 9.30pm

A MAN was left with serious face injuries after a gang used launched an unprovoked attack on him using a hockey stick.

The 30-year-old victim was walking home from work and was at the junction of Grosvenor Road and St Michael's Avenue, Wisbech, at 9.30pm Friday when he was assaulted.

It is believed four men pulled up in a black van, got out and attacked him.

The man was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn with his injuries, but later transferred to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. He has since been discharged.

DC Simon Albrow, who is investigating the assault, said: "This was a nasty attack and, as far as we know, unprovoked.

"We are trying to trace people who were in the area at the time and either saw the attack or the black vehicle.

"Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could be very important to the investigation."

CONTACT: DC Albrow on 0345 456 4564, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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