Police appeal after two brothers attacked in Hitchin

POLICE today (Monday) made a public appeal for information and witnesses after two brothers were assaulted in Market Place, Hitchin. Officers particularly want two girls who saw the assault to come forward. Trouble flared just after 2am on Sunday, Septemb

POLICE today (Monday) made a public appeal for information and witnesses after two brothers were assaulted in Market Place, Hitchin.

Officers particularly want two girls who saw the assault to come forward.

Trouble flared just after 2am on Sunday, September 6 near to Que Pasa on the Market Place.

Two brothers from Hitchin became surrounded by a group of men and a fight broke out. One brother suffered facial injuries which needed hospital treatment and the other had minor injuries.

The attacking group are believed to have been four men of Asian appearance and a white man.

Detective constable Neil Davies, investigating, said: "We're particularly keen to speak with two girls who saw the assault and spoke with the brothers afterwards. They are described as white, in their late teens and with blonde hair.

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"If you think this is you then I would strongly urge you to make contact with police. You are not in any trouble but we believe you may have information which would greatly help the investigation.

"If you were in the area at the time and believe you may have witnessed this incident I would urge you to contact me as soon as possible via the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222, quoting crime reference G1/09/2692.

"Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111. Your information, however minor, could prove vital to the investigation.

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