Gang at­tacks man, 21

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - News -

DE­TEC­TIVES are in­ves­ti­gat­ing after a gang of youths at­tacked a man in Run­corn.

A Cheshire po­lice spokeswoman said the vic­tim was walk­ing along Moor­ing Close in Mur­dishaw be­tween 7.15pm and 7,25pm on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 31, near the box­ing club when he saw a group of eight young peo­ple near some woods, one of whom was on a bike.

They ap­proached the man, who was 21 years old, and shouted in­sults.

One youth, wear­ing an high-vis jacket and trousers, pulled the vic­tim from be­hind to the ground and sev­eral oth­ers as­saulted him.

The group then walked off to­wards Gorse­wood Road.

Cheshire po­lice said the vic­tim was treated for mi­nor in­juries at War­ring­ton Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

De­tec­tive Con­sta­ble Suzanne Parker, of Run­corn CID, said: “This was a very nasty un­pro­voked at­tack and could have eas­ily have led to more se­ri­ous in­juries. It also left the vic­tim badly shaken. If you know who the of­fend­ers are please come for­ward and speak to an of­fi­cer.”

Any­one who may have wit­nessed the in­ci­dent or has any in­for­ma­tion should call Cheshire po­lice on 101 quot­ing in­ci­dent 851 of Oc­to­ber 31. In­for­ma­tion can also be passed on anony­mously by call­ing Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

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