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ASSAULT APPEAL: Police ask for witnesses in vicious Hemel attack

 Published on: 16th July 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault in Hemel Hempstead, which left a man with serious injuries, including the loss of sight in one eye.

On Sunday 26 June, at around 10pm, the victim was in the passenger seat of a vehicle that was parked in Thumpers.

It was reported that two men approached the vehicle, before smashing the front window.

One of the men attacked the victim with a metal scaffolding pole, causing numerous lacerations to his face and a serious injury to his eye.

The driver of the vehicle was also assaulted by the second man and sustained a broken nose.

Detective Constable Gemma Ball, who is investigating, said: “This unprovoked attack has left the victim with serious injuries – he sustained a broken tibia and a broken elbow, and has permanently lost sight in one of his eyes.

“This happened in a residential area, and it is likely that several people may have witnessed it or overhead the commotion. If you have any information and have not yet spoken to police, please get in contact as soon as possible. Even something that may seem relatively minor or insignificant could be key to progressing our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to please email DC Ball at gemma.ball@herts.police.uk

Information can also be reported online at the Hertfordshire Constabulary website, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via the online web chat or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/54097/22.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form.

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