18-year-old suffers ‘nasty injuries’ after assault in St Albans
- Credit: Archant
Police are appealing for information after an incident of ABH (actual bodily harm) in St Albans.
The victim, an 18-year-old man, was assaulted as he walked down London Road with a female friend at 4.35am on Saturday, March 24.
A car slowed alongside them, and three or four white men inside the car shouted verbal abuse at the pair. The victim asked the men to go away, but the occupants got out of the car and attacked him.
He suffered wounds to his head and right ear that required hospital treatment. He is now recovering at home.
PC James Irlen, who is investigating, said: “The victim was walking his friend home after a night out to make sure she was safe when he was set upon in this sickening attack.
You may also want to watch:
“He has suffered some really nasty injuries and I want to reassure him that we are doing all we can to try and trace those responsible.
“I would also like to reassure the community that this type of incident is unusual in St Albans.
- 1 14 of the best places for a curry in Hertfordshire according to readers
- 2 Campaign to save Harpenden pub which teamed up with Wheathampstead Indian restaurant
- 3 11 of the prettiest streets in St Albans
- 4 Nightmare return for Joe Newton as own-goal gives St Albans City victory over Havant
- 5 St Albans City over bad start says Chris Winton as improved results and performances continue against Havant
- 6 Former Coventry City junior Joe Newton has eyes on a return to the professional game
- 7 Remembering one of Hertfordshire's best-known estate agents
- 8 Man in his 80s dies after collision between lorry and mobility scooter
- 9 St Albans Charter Market meeting to be held in public
- 10 City centre road closures are blocking ambulances, meeting hears
“I am eager to hear from any member of the public who was driving or walking by and may have passed the altercation as it was happening.”
If you witnessed what happened, or have any further information that could assist the investigation, please email email@example.com, report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting crime reference number F1/18/1350.