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Appeal for witnesses following assault in Hereford

West Mercia Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an assault in Hereford.

At around 4.30pm on Tuesday 30 January, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were sat in their car in a car park off Waterfield Road in Newton Farm, when another car parked alongside them.
A woman within the other car then began to verbally abuse the victims and a man from the same vehicle opened their car door, spoke with the male victim and then punched him in the face several times. The victim sustained a fracture to his left eye socket which required hospital treatment.
The suspects are described as a white man in his twenties, around 5'10" in height and of a slim build, who spoke with a local accent. He was wearing a blue Ralph Lauren baseball cap, a khaki jumper and grey jogging bottoms.  
The woman was described as white, in her twenties, around 5'9" in height of a slim to average build. She spoke with a local accent and had blonde dyed hair, and was wearing a grey jumper and blue jeans. She is believed to have had a baby with her.

They were thought to be driving a black or dark blue Peugeot hatchback, possibly a 206 or 306.
PC Ben Daffurn from West Mercia Police said: "This is believed to be an unprovoked assault which left the male victim with a serious injury to his eye. Investigations are now ongoing to identify and locate those responsible and we are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident or recognises the description of those involved to please make contact.
"If you have any information, please call West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 496s of 30 January 2018. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website."
 Issued: 11.45am, Tuesday 13 February, HCB, Corporate Communications


Published 13/02/18