A young man was left with a broken jaw after a vicious assault.
The 22-year-old was attacked in Sandy on Sunday, December 30.
He was walking along the alleyway that runs from Bedford Road to Laburnum Road. The offender approached the him from behind, pushed him against a wall and then punched him three times in the face before heading along the alleyway towards Bedford Road.
The victim was unable to report the attack immediately as he required a substantial amount of treatment including two operations. His jaw was broken in at least two places, he suffered severe nerve damage to his chin and is still unable to talk without pain.
The offender is described as being a white male, around six feet tall and wearing a navy blue tracksuit.
Detective Constable Claire Case from Bedfordshire Police, who is investigating the assault, is keen to speak with anyone who was in the Laburnum Road or Bedford Road areas at the time of the incident and may have seen anything suspicious.
She said: “This was an extremely violent and vicious attack carried out in broad daylight which has left the victim with very serious injuries.
“The attacker was clearly intent on causing harm to this young man in a seemingly unprovoked attack and it is imperative that we find the offender as quickly as possible.
“I’d urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault or anyone else who may have information, however small or insignificant they think it is, that could help us to come forward to help us with our investigation. Don’t dismiss your information as unimportant. Even tiny details which don’t seem relevant now might become useful later on.”
If you have information relating to this incident, contact DC Case, in confidence, on 01234 275113, the non-emergency number 101, or text information to 07786 200011. Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.
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