Man punched in the face while getting out of car in unprovoked early hours assault in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 13:57 21 February 2019 | UPDATED: 14:08 21 February 2019

The Pastures at the intersection with Woods Avenue, Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View

The Pastures at the intersection with Woods Avenue, Hatfield. Picture: Google Street View

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A man was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack after parking his car in Hatfield in the early hours of Tuesday.

About 1am on February 19, the victim was getting out of the vehicle in The Pastures when he was approached by an unknown man, who grabbed his shoulder before punching him in the face.

The offender then ran off towards a garage block.

The suspect is described as being of large build, about 5ft 8in tall and was wearing a hoodie.

Nothing was taken during the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information.

PC Gillian Pincombe said: “This was an unprovoked attack which left the victim with a bloody nose and I am keen for anyone who saw what happened, or has information about the incident, to please come forward.

“It has been reported that another man was also seen in the area at the time, heading towards Woods Avenue.

“I appreciate the incident occurred during the early hours but, if you saw either of these men, it is likely you will remember doing so.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Gill Pincombe via email at gillian.pincombe@herts.pnn.police.uk or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/16219/19.

You can also report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report or anonymously contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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