Three suspects sought in connection with violent attack on man in Bognor
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Police have released images of three suspects sought in connection with a violent and unprovoked attack on a man in Bognor Regis.
The 25-year-old victim was walking along Nyewood Lane between 4.30pm and 5.30pm on Thursday 9 December when he was approached by three unknown males who attempted to engage in conversation with him.
He asked them to leave him alone and continued on his journey, when he was struck to the head from behind by a plank of wood.
All three males proceeded to further assault the man and one of them spat in his face.
The victim was taken to hospital, where he was treated for head and facial injuries, and a fractured arm.
Just prior to the assault, he was able to capture video camera footage of all three suspects.
Detectives are urging anyone who may recognise either of the suspects through their facial images or clothing worn to come forward.
One suspect was white, with light brown hair down to his chin. He wore a black hoody and black tracksuit bottoms.
The second suspect was white with brown curly hair. He wore a tracksuit.
The third suspect was black and wore a shiny black jacket.
Investigating officer, Detective Constable Jordon Holmes, said: “This was a disgusting attack on an innocent member of public who was simply walking to have dinner with his friends. The suspects – all believed to be in their late teens – have initiated an attack against the victim using blunt objects, and while the victim was disoriented and dazed, have further subjected him to assault.”
Anyone with any information, including any dash cam, CCTV or doorbell footage which captured what happened, is asked to report it online or call 101, quoting crime reference 47210215044.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.