Man in hospital after alleyway attack

A MAN was taken to hospital after being assaulted in an alleyway in Harpenden last night (Monday). The attack happened just before midnight as the local 20-year-old was walking along the narrow passage in Coldharbour Lane. He sustained neck injuries and i

A MAN was taken to hospital after being assaulted in an alleyway in Harpenden last night (Monday).

The attack happened just before midnight as the local 20-year-old was walking along the narrow passage in Coldharbour Lane.

He sustained neck injuries and is still being treated in hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with the assault - a 19-year-old from Harpenden and a 16-year-old from St Albans - and they remain in police custody.

The alleyway was cordoned off by police following the incident and will remain closed while investigations take place.

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information about the attack to come forward and call Det Sgt Fran Ward on 0845 3300222, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.