Man knocked out in '˜unprovoked' Peterborough alleyway attack

A man was knocked out in a Peterborough alleyway in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.

Thursday, 30th August 2018, 2:25 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:17 pm

Detectives are appealing for information after the victim was left with serious injuries following the assault on Bank Holiday Monday (August 27).

At about 4am the victim, a 24-year-old man, was in the alleyway between Tesco and O’Neill’s in Broadway when he was knocked unconscious.

He was struck to the face, leaving him with several fractures and a broken jaw, and was taken to Peterborough City Hospital where he required extensive surgery.

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The offender is described as a black or mixed race man with short, dark, afro hair and was wearing a light, blue top with Adidas written on it.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault and ask that they report online at quoting 35/25603/18 or call 101.