Hitchin teenager celebrating A-level results left battered and bruised in late night attack

Police appeal for information after teenager is attacked in Hitchin

Police appeal for information after teenager is attacked in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

A teenager who was out in Hitchin celebrating his A-level results has been left battered and bruised after he was punched and kicked in an unprovoked car park attack.

An 18-year-old man was walking home through Sainsbury’s car park off Whinbush Road when he was approached from behind by two men.

The men called out but the victim ignored them and carried on walking through the supermarket car park.

The teenager was then struck on the side of the head by one of the men, and fell to the ground.

While on the floor, the two men repeatedly kicked and punched the victim before running off in the direction of Bancroft.


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The force of the punches and kicks left the victim with red blotches on his head, soft tissue damage to his right knee and bruising to his legs.

Following the attack – which took place at about 10.10pm on Thursday, the day A-level results were released – police have now launched a witness appeal.

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The first suspect is described as a black man, aged 20-25, 6ft tall, of medium build and with a short black beard.

He was wearing a grey hoody with the hood up and grey joggers.

The second man is described as being 6ft tall, aged 20-25, and of medium build.

He was also wearing a grey hoody with the hood up and black trousers.

Both men had local accents.

PC Charlotte Boot, who is investigating, said: “This was an unprovoked attacked on a young man out celebrating his A-level results.

“I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to contact me as soon as possible. Alternatively, if anyone thinks they may have seen the two men described in the area at the time then please get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Boot at Hitchin via the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number 101, citing crime reference number G1/14/2123.

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