After being struck by a balaclava-clad man with a metal post, a victim has been taken to hospital with ABH-level injuries.

The incident took place on Fore Street, Hertford, between 3.15am and 3.23am on Sunday, February 11.

At that time, a man described as a white male in his early twenties - who wore a black coat with the hood up, a balaclava covering most of his face and black trousers - struck his victim on the head with a metal post.

This caused the male to sustain a cut to his head that required hospital treatment.

DC Clare Halfpenny said: "I’d like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident, was in the area at the time or has any information that may help the investigation.

"If so, please contact me with details by email via” 


Information can also be reported to Hertfordshire police online at or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/11860/24.

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Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via