Man Has Ribs Fractured In Stourport Assault
Police in Stourport are appealing for information following an assault which left a man with fractured ribs.
The man - in his 40s - was set upon by three men during the incident, which happened at around midday on Saturday, 2 June on the Gilgal.
The victim was walking along Mitton Street when three men in a flatbed truck with a green cab drove past him and shouted threats towards him through the window of the vehicle.
The vehicle then pulled up in front of him on the pavement at the entrance to The Steps pub car park.
The three men got out of the truck and one of the men grabbed the victim by the arm. He is described as being white, aged around 21, 5ft 6ins, of a very slim build, with black hair. He was wearing a black vest, blue jeans and beige boots.
A second offender - described as a white man, aged around 31, 6ft 3ins, of a stocky build, with fair hair with ‘tram lines' shaved on each side of his head and a short pony tail - then got out of the truck and held onto the victim's other arm. This man is further described as wearing dark jeans and a shirt.
The third man - who was also the driver of the truck - got out of the vehicle and began to punch the victim in the ribs. The only description given of this offender is that he is white.
The third offender then swapped places with the second, while the second offender continued to punch the victim, again to the ribs.
The trio made further threats, before getting back into the truck and driving off up the Gilgal in the direction of either Vale Road or Lion Hill.
PC Paul Modley from Stourport police station is investigating the assault. He said: "This man has been assaulted in broad daylight in a public place by three men who he does not know.
"From the threats they made, it is possible this assault relates to a neighbourhood issue involving the victim, but the three offenders are not directly connected to this.
"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to contact us.
"I would also urge anyone who may be able to identify the offenders from the descriptions given or the whereabouts of the truck they were using to get in touch."
Anyone with information about this incident can call PC Modley on 0300 333 3000, quoting 385S 020612 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.