Man knocked unconscious in '˜unprovoked attack' by gang of five to seven men

A man was knocked unconscious in an unprovoked attack by a gang of five to seven men on Friday night.

Monday, 27th March 2017, 9:37 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:26 pm

Between about 7pm and 8pm on Friday March 24, the victim, a 30-year-old man, was walking from Sapley Square in Huntingdon, passed the Golden Knight pub, heading towards Cotton Court when he was approached by a group of about five to seven men who asked him for a cigarette.

After telling them he didn’t smoke, one of the group shouted at him before he was struck to the side of his head, causing him to lose consciousness for a short period of time.

Detective Sergeant Amanda Foreman said: “This was an unprovoked attack which has left the victim very shaken – thankfully he was not seriously injured.

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“I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attack or who knows who is responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, quoting incident 651 of March 24.