Police appeal after assault in Harpenden

A MAN was assaulted after challenging a group of other men who made comments about his girlfriend.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the assault in Station Road, Harpenden, in the very early hours of Saturday, June 18.

The victim was sitting on a bench with his girlfriend at around midnight when the fight erupted and he was punched, leaving him with minor injuries.

Pc Ben Smith, investigating, said: “This was an unpleasant incident for the victim, although fortunately he was not seriously injured. I would like to appeal for anyone who saw a group of men acting suspiciously in the area, either before or after the incident. It may be that you witnessed the incident itself. If so, or if you can help at all, I would like to encourage you to come forward.”

Anyone with any information on this crime should ring Pc Smith via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.