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Witness appeal after man attacked in street

July 20, 2021
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A man was taken to hospital after he was repeatedly punched and then kneed in the head as he walked home two friends.

Police are hunting two men after they jumped over a central reservation railing and beat up the victim for no apparent reason.

The unprovoked attack happened in Rosemary Street, Mansfield, at around 1am on Saturday (17 July).

The victim was left with swollen eyes and cuts to his face. He was taken to hospital and discharged later that morning.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.

Superintendent Kevin Broadhead, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a very
nasty and unprovoked assault that could easily have had tragic
consequences.

“It was only through pure luck that the attackers did not inflict more serious injuries. 

“We simply will not tolerate this kind of violence on our streets. This attack was witnessed by a number of people and we are urging anyone with information – or dash-cam footage – that could help identify the men responsible to come forward.

“Please call us on 101 quoting incident number 76 of July 17. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls are free, no matter how long the call lasts.