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Man attacked as he walked through St Leonards

29 November 2012

A man was attacked by three men while walking through St Leonards at 9.30pm on Tuesday November 27.

The 22-year-old victim was walking across the foot bridge near West St Leonards School in Harley Shute Road when he felt an impact on the back of his head. He fell to the ground as a man punched him again. However he managed to hit him back and caused the suspect's nose to start bleeding.

The victim was attacked by another man and threatend with a knife by a third man however he managed to get away from them and they went in the opposite direction towards Iron Latch Avenue

Detective Constable Paul Semple said: "The victim suffered some minor injuries as a result of a scuffle but was shaken but otherwise ok. However he believes he caused some damage to one of the suspects leaving him with a bloody nose. Did you see a man in the area with blood on his top and a sore looking nose. The victim also found £15 in cash was taken has anyone been handed a bank note with blood on it?

"One of the suspect is described as white, about 19, 6' 1", blue eyes, black underneath his eyes with a gaunt face and skinny body. He had a two black teeth, one on the top left and one bottom left and the rest of his teeth had spaces between them. He was wearing a gold chain with a gold medallion, a white hooded top with the word McKenzie written on the front in large blue letters and clean blue jeans.

"The second man is described as also white, about 19, 6' 1", medium build, and wearing a white hooded top with the word McKenzie written on the front in large black lettering.

"The third suspect is described as being white, 5' 10", about 19, skinny build, with stubble around his chin and mouth. He was wearing a plain white hooded top, blue tracksuit bottoms with either white writing or a pattern down the left leg from the hip to the foot."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting serial 1753 of 27/11.

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