Bruising and swelling has been caused after a group of men aged between 19 and 20 attacked two people in St Albans city centre.

The incident took place in St Peter's Street, near St Albans Museum + Gallery, between 1.57am and 2.10am on Sunday, April 7.

At that time, two people left The Swan pub on Upper Dagnall Street before they were approached by a group of five or six men.

One of the men punched one of the victims before, as the second stepped in to help, the group closed around him and punched him several times.

Both victims suffered bruising and swelling to their cheeks before passers-by intervened.

PC C-Jay Callaghan said: "Enquiries are continuing at this time to trace those involved, including a review of CCTV.

“As part of the ongoing investigation, I am appealing to anyone who either witnessed this incident or was in the area at the time and might have spotted something suspicious, to contact me.

“I am especially interested in speaking to those who were passing by and managed to split the altercation up. Please email me via”


Information can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101 quoting crime reference 41/28223/24.

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