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Gang Of Teens Attack Man In Unprovoked Assault

Friday August 17 2012

POLICE are searching for a gang of teenagers thought to be responsible for an unprovoked attack on a man in Athersley.

The attack - on July 16 at 9pm - happened on Lindhurst Road.

Six teenage lads started shouting abuse at the  37-year-old man who was walking along the street.

He ignored then but one ran up to him and pushed him to the floor - the rest of the group then ran over and allegedly started to punch and kick him in the head.

He was left with a broken nose and swelling and bruising to his right eye.

One of the teenagers is described as 14 to 15-years-old and white. He is of a medium build and approximately 5ft 9ins tall. He had a long face and a long nose and spoke with a local accent.

A second teenager is described as 16 to 17-years-old and white. He is of a muscular build and between 5ft 10ins and 5ft 11ins tall with short brown hair. He was wearing jeans and a dark coloured jumper with either spots or squares. He also spoke with a local accent.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 1225 of 16/07/2012.

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Reply Posted by Robert on Friday August 17 2012 at 09:48

Reply Posted by sarah on Friday August 17 2012 at 10:10
why cant the police look on fb itl be all over there what they did and theres only 2 schools in the area so start with those never mind all this privacy crap a crime has been committed they need to find out whos done it as next time it might be a oap who they murder

Reply Posted by Tom on Friday August 17 2012 at 13:16
Cowards indeed

Reply Posted by cory courtney on Friday August 17 2012 at 15:00
that happend on mi annans street

Reply Posted by bully on Friday August 17 2012 at 19:35
it cant be that hard to find em surely

Reply Posted by JD on Saturday August 18 2012 at 13:47
a month to make it public, like wtf???
they'll get away with it as per, but yet if he'd have defended himself, HE'S the one that would have been arrested for assualting a minor. The sooner parents start putting effort into raising their kids, andstopped smoking dope and sitting in pubs all day, and make their "little darlings" behave, the better for everyone.

Reply Posted by stuart hatfield on Saturday August 18 2012 at 14:49
im afraid the police have to take any abuse coming their way on this one ,, it smacks of inability or disintrest to investigate ,, they will blame cuts but as prievious said , if it was other way around they would have been on the poor lads doorstep in a hurry,,, time to improve your standards and stop blaming everything else for any incompetence

Reply Posted by greenginger on Saturday August 18 2012 at 16:26

@ the rest of the cop bashers why don't you try doing their job with the legal system in place and then comment. They can only investigate if people like you lot were willing to give evidence and attend court and let's face it you never do.