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Couple attacked in Bromsgrove town centre alleyway
6:00pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
INFORMATION is being sought about an assault on a couple walking home through Bromsgrove town centre after a night out.
It happened between 11.45pm on Saturday, October 5 and 12.05am on Sunday, October 6.
The victims, a 30-year-old woman and 23-year-old man, took a short cut through an alleyway known as Cleggs entry at the side of the Grapevine pub in High Street, passing a group of men.
Comments of a sexual nature were directed towards the woman, and her boyfriend requested the group refrain from making such comments.
A man then confronted him, and his girlfriend stepped in front of him. The man headbutted her to the face, and, then with one of the other men in the group, kicked and punched her boyfriend.
The woman sustained a black eye and her boyfriend had a cut above his eye which required medical treatment and stitches. He also needed an x-ray because of a suspected fractured skull.
It is believed the offenders had been watching the Aston Villa match against Hull City in the Grapevine earlier in the evening.
The main offender is described as white, tall and of large build, with strawberry blond hair, and wearing a cream jumper and dark jeans. He was with a group of other men described as wearing dark clothing.
PC Matt Hunt of West Mercia Police said: “Police attended on the night, but at the time we were unable to establish the full facts. Statements have now been taken from the victims, and the incident is being treated as assault and malicious wounding.
“Although some weeks have elapsed, we hope someone will remember the group watching the Villa match in the Grapevine, and recognise the description of the main offender, who was distinctive due to his size.”
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact PC Hunt on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 40-S-061013 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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