Man assaulted in Welwyn Garden City street

A MAN was punched in the face and threatened with a knife in an attack in WGC. The 25-year-old was walking down Longcroft Lane, towards the town centre, on Wednesday at around 10.40pm. As he approached the junction for Birdcroft Road, outside a phone box,

A MAN was punched in the face and threatened with a knife in an attack in WGC.

The 25-year-old was walking down Longcroft Lane, towards the town centre, on Wednesday at around 10.40pm.

As he approached the junction for Birdcroft Road, outside a phone box, he was confronted by two teenagers.

One of them punched the man in the face, putting him on the ground. The man got up and pushed him away, but the second teen produced a kitchen knife.


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The victim ran off, sustaining swelling and a cut to the nose.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

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One suspect is between 5ft 10 and 6ft 1, and was wearing a dark tracksuit with the hood up.

The second suspect is between 5ft 4 and 5ft 6, and was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms, a dark jacket and a sovereign ring on his right hand.

Call Pc Emily Martin on 0845 33 00 222 with any information.

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