Unprovoked knife attack in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 12:15 28 September 2011




A KNIFE was used to threaten a man as he was punched and pinned to the ground by two thugs in an unprovoked assault.

The two attackers called over the victim as he was walking alone carrying a shopping bag in Athelstan Walk South, in WGC, at 2am, on Saturday.

One then knocked him to the floor and punched him while another one threatened him with a knife.

They then both then pinned him to the floor and assaulted him before they ran off towards Broadwater Road.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

The first offender is described as a man of Asian appearance, about 6ft tall, of stocky build, clean-shaven with a long face. He was wearing a grey top, grey bottoms and a grey baseball hat.

The second offender is described as 5ft 6ins to 7ins tall, of slim build, and wearing a black hooded top and black bottoms. He is the one who made the threat with the knife.

Pc Jamie Brady, investigating, said: “This was an unprovoked incident where a man was targeted while he was by himself.

“Fortunately, the man’s injuries were not serious and the men ran off.

“I am really keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw two men running off afterwards.

“Alternatively, if you can identify these men or have any other information, I would really like to hear from you. Your information could help us bring these offenders to justice.”

Anyone with information should ring Pc Brady via the non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference number B1/11/3125.

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