11:49 Thursday 14 November 2013

'Nasty' attack on man in Ely following city's fireworks display

Written byJORDAN DAY

A man was pushed to the ground and kicked in an unprovoked attack while walking home in Ely.

The 37-year-old victim had been watching the city’s fireworks display in Cherry Hill Park on Saturday (November 9) when the “nasty” assault happened.

He was walking along High Barns at around 7.30pm when he was approached by two men near the Spar shop.

One of the men pushed him to the floor and they both shouted abuse and kicked him before running off.

The victim was treated for slight injuries.

The first attacker is described as white, 5ft 7in to 6ft, in his 20s and had short blond hair.

The second man is described as white, 5ft 7in to 6ft, in his 20s, medium build and had short dark hair.

Pc Rachel McKenzie, investigating, said: “This was an unprovoked and nasty attack on the victim, who had been walking home after watching a firework display.

“Anyone who thinks they may have information about who carried out this assault should not hesitate to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should contact Pc McKenzie on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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