Reward on offer for information on St Albans city-centre assault
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A REWARD of up to £2,000 is being offered to help secure the arrest and conviction of those responsible for viciously assaulting a man in St Albans city centre, leaving him with head injuries.
The man was attacked during the early hours of Friday, December 21, after leaving Club Veeda in St Albans where he had been celebrating Christmas with colleagues.
A spokeswoman for independent charity Crimestoppers said that up to £2,000 would be paid for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for an aggravated assault on the 28 year old.
It is believed a group of about seven men aged between 20 and 25 approached and attacked the victim without provocation, after 2am near the doorway of Subway on St Peter’s Street.
Two of the attackers are described as white men in their 20s - both with short dark hair - one of whom was wearing a white short-sleeved top and dark trousers, while the second was wearing a long-sleeved light shirt and dark trousers.
The beaten man suffered head and body injuries and had his front teeth kicked out. He was taken to Watford Hospital and later released, but returned to a hospital in Cambridge for a brain scan.
Ann Scott, Crimestoppers’ regional manager for the Eastern region, said: “We take all crime seriously and this severe attack is no different.
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“We are asking the public to come forward anonymously with information on those who aggressively attacked this victim and left him needing costly dental implant surgery.
“Those responsible for this violent crime need to be caught and we need the public’s help to find them which will help prevent similar occurrences happening in the future.”
She said that the reward could be claimed in a way that ensured anonymity and no identification was required, by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Information can also be given via a secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, but will not be eligible for a reward.