Appeal for witnesses to St Albans assault

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TWO men were allegedly punched and one had his leg fractured after it was stamped on in an assault in St Albans city centre earlier this month.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident in Victoria Street shortly before 2am on Sunday, May 12.

The two victims and two women were walking near to Liverpool Road when they were approached by three men who carried out the alleged assault and then ran off.

The 24-year-old man who had his leg stamped on suffered a fracture as a result and was taken to Watford General Hospital by ambulance.

One of the alleged attackers is described as aged 20-25, of medium build and Middle-Eastern appearance. He had short, dark brown hair and was wearing a blazer, which was light blue/grey in appearance, dark jeans and dark shoes.

DC Neil Sutton, from the Local Crime Unit in St Albans, said: “This was a vicious and believed unprovoked attack which left the victim needing surgery to treat his injuries.

“There were a number of people in the area at the time and believe they would have seen this incident. I would urgently like to speak to them or anyone who saw the men running away.”

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Anyone with information about the incident should contact police on the non-emergency number 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.