18-year-old suffers ‘nasty injuries’ after assault in St Albans

Police are investigating an assault on a Soham man

Police are investigating an assault on a Soham man - 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.

“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.

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“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 james.irlen2@herts.pnn.police.uk, report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting crime reference number F1/18/1350.