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Man left with fractured jaw after city centre assault

Worcester Editorial 2nd Oct, 2013 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MAN was left with a fractured jaw after he was assaulted outside a city centre pizza shop.

The victim, in his 40s, was also left with cuts to his face and an injured hand, after the incident outside Downtown Pizza in Sidbury about 12.40am on Saturday, September 21.

Police said the confrontation started after three men went into the shop and another man said to one of them “What are you staring at?” before spitting in his face and insulting him.

The victim left the shop but was followed by the man, who punched him at least twice in the face, knocking him to the floor before kicking him in the head. He made off down Bath Road with a woman he was seen with at the shop.

The offender is described as being white, in his late 20s, 5ft 10 ins to 6ft tall, athletic build, short black hair spiked at the front and shaved at the sides and stubble on his chin.

He was also wearing a cream or white jacket over a pink or red t-shirt and dark jeans and had a local accent.

The woman he was with was white, aged about 20, slim with long brown hair with a fringe and called him ‘Brad’.

Detective Constable Phillip Ray, from Worcester CID, said: “This was a seemingly completely unprovoked and violent assault against a man who, even after being spat in the face, tried to avoid confrontation.

“Not only has it left him with nasty facial injuries, the man is a contractor who has been unable to work since he was assaulted, so it has severely affected his livelihood.

“We will not tolerate such casual violence and I would ask anyone who was in the Sidbury area and saw any part of this incident to get in touch.”

Police are urging anyone who may know ‘Brad’ to come forward or contact the non-emergency police number 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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