Man battered by 12 youths in Welwyn Garden City town centre

PUBLISHED: 13:17 06 March 2018 | UPDATED: 10:24 05 April 2018

Carpetright in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Sophie Blackman

Carpetright in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Sophie Blackman

Sophie Blackman

A 26-year-old man was battered by 12 youths in Welwyn Garden City town centre.

The attack happened in Howardsgate near the taxi rank by Carpet Right, where the victim got into a verbal altercation with the yobs who were aged around 14 to 16 years old.

One of the youths then threw a temporary barrier from nearby maintenance works at the victim, following which the group began to punch him.

He then fell to the floor where they continued to kick him, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

Officers on patrol came across the attack and detained one youth but the rest got away.

Following the assault between 8.50pm and 9.10pm on Saturday, February 24, police today appealed for witnesses.

PC Anne Lopez, who is investigating, said: “This incident happened in a busy area on a Saturday night so it is likely that there were many witnesses.

“I am appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and might have seen this incident to get in contact with me on anne.lopez@herts.pnn.police.uk or the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/18/740.”

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