Attack on man with learning difficulties

By a County Press reporter

Monday, January 6, 2014


A MAN with learning difficulties was attacked in the early hours of New Year’s Day, according to Isle of Wight police, who have launched an investigation.

A spokeswoman said the attack occurred at about 1.30am, in Sherbourne Avenue, Ryde, as the 42-year-old victim was walking home.

The spokeswoman said it appeared to be a nasty and unprovoked assault and the victim was left with a bloodied mouth and scratches.

The suspect was described as a white man, aged between 20 to 30, about 6ft tall, skinny, with short dark spiky hair, clean shaven and piercings in both ears. He was wearing a jacket and scruffy trainers.

The suspect was accompanied by two females, described as slim with scruffy hair and clothing.

Anyone with information can contact PC Stuart Bancroft at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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