Thursday, 13 September 2012

Vicious Assault In Leicester

By Ben Aulakh

A gang of men who viciously attacked a Traffic Warden in Leicester are being sought by police.

The serious assault happened in the Braunstone Gate area of the city at around 12.10pm on Saturday September 1.

Three men, of Eastern European appearance and aged in their late twenties to early thirties first spat at the victim, before karate kicking him in the head, causing him to fall to the ground. 

The gang then calmly walked off in the direction of a nearby Tesco.

The victim received injuries to his face and head and was taken to the Leicester Royal for Infirmary for treatment.

PC Leigh Spencer, one of the officers investigating the incident said, “We were called to the scene by the ambulance service after the man was found with nasty injuries to his face and head.

“Through CCTV enquiries in the area we have managed to capture the assault and images of the people responsible.”

Police are keen for anyone who might have been in the area at the time and witnessed the incident, or seen the events that led up to it to come forward.

Andrew Thomas, Leicester City Council's Head of Traffic Management said, “Attacks like
this against staff who are simply carrying out their work is totally unacceptable.

“We will be working with the police to identify the people responsible and we would urge anyone with information about this incident to report it to officers.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 959 Leigh Spencer on 101 and then following the instructions to leave a message for a police officer, keying in the officer’s identification number, 0959.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111      .

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