23rd May, 2019

Man threatened with crow bar during Diglis Basin attack

A 50-YEAR-OLD man was assaulted and threatened with a crow bar by two men in an attack in Diglis Basin after he saw them acting suspiciously in the area.

The attack happened on Monday, December 5 after the victim challenged the two attackers after he saw them behaving suspiciously in the basin where a number of tool boxes are reported to have been stolen.

During the incident, several unknown items were thrown at the victim by one of the men, who is then believed to have pushed or punched the victim.

The second man is then thought to have swung a crow bar in the direction of the victim, at which point he has pushed the attackers away and called for help.

Both men are then believed to have climbed a fence and run off in the direction of Mill Street.

The first man is white, aged 18 to 20-years-old, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall and of muscular build. He was wearing a light coloured hooded top with a black bank across the front of the chest and shoulder.

The second man is also white, also 18 to 20-years-old and of smaller and slighter build than the first man. He was wearing a black puffa-style jacket.

Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anybody matching the men described at the time of the assault.

Officers are also keen speak to a group of four or five men who were seen in the area with a Rottweiler dog as they may have important information about the incident.

Anyone who has information is urged to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting incident number 540s of December 5.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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