Police appeal in hunt for attackers

PUBLISHED: 15:14 15 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 May 2010

The three were filmed by CCTV cameras at Batchwood Hall nightclub

The three were filmed by CCTV cameras at Batchwood Hall nightclub

POLICE was looking for the three men pictured here on CCTV in connection with a serious assault at a petrol station in which a man s arm was broken. Three men were attacked near to the Total garage in Beech Road, Marshalswick, on Saturday, September 13, a

POLICE are looking for the three men pictured here on CCTV in connection with a serious assault at a petrol station in which a man's arm was broken.

Three men were attacked near to the Total garage in Beech Road, Marshalswick, on Saturday, September 13, at around 3am after they stepped out of a taxi which they had taken from Batchwood Hall nightclub.

The photo released this week was taken from CCTV footage outside the venue that night.

It is believed that the three men who launched the attack first came into contact with their victims at the nightclub and followed them when they left.

One of the victims, a 22-year-old man from St Albans, had his arm broken when he was struck with an iron bar. He said: "I didn't expect this to happen and it took me completely by surprise. Having my arm broken has had a negative impact on my life and has meant I haven't been able to do many of the things I wanted to do. If anyone knows who is responsible for the assault then please get in touch with the police,

so they can be arrested and justice can be served."

The two other victims, who were aged 20 and 22 and were both from Sandridge, sustained bruising in the attack and required hospital treatment.

Pc Rebecca Primrose from the Local Crime Unit based at St Albans is investigating and added: "I am hoping these CCTV stills will help jog people's memory and help us trace the men. If you recognise these men or know anything about the incident, then please get in touch."

She added: "This incident was undoubtedly extremely upsetting for the victims, especially the man with the broken arm, who is still suffering from the assault. Your calls could really make a difference to our investigation and help us trace those responsible."

All the suspects were white and the first was 6ft 1in to 6ft 3in tall, aged in his mid-twenties and of a medium to large build. He had short black spiked hair and was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

The second was about 5ft 9in tall and again in his mid-twenties. He was of small to medium build with short black hair.

The third was about 5ft 8in tall and aged in his mid to late-twenties. He was of slim build with dark hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call PC Primrose on 0845 33 00 222 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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