Police appeal to find Good Samaritan in pink who went to the aid of Hitchin assault victim
POLICE appealed today (Thursday) for a young woman who helped the victim of an assault in Hitchin at the weekend to come forward. The incident happened at around 12.30am on Saturday in the street outside the Kings Arms pub in Bucklersbury. A man in his la
POLICE appealed today (Thursday) for a young woman who helped the victim of an assault in Hitchin at the weekend to come forward.
The incident happened at around 12.30am on Saturday in the street outside the Kings Arms pub in Bucklersbury.
A man in his late teens was punched in the face in what is believed to be an unprovoked attack. A second altercation took place near to Que Pasa in Market Place where he was punched a second time, causing him to fall to the floor and lose consciousness.
A young woman who was dressed in pink stayed with the victim until help arrived.
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The victim suffered injuries to his head and face as a result of the assault and was taken to Lister Hospital for treatment.
Detective constable Maria Ling said: "This was a serious incident where the victim was left unconscious. We know that a young woman stayed with the man until the emergency services arrived. However, she left before we had a chance to speak with her. If this was you I would urge you to get in touch.
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"I would also appeal to anyone who believes they may have seen this incident take place to contact me.
"If you can help, please call me via the non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111."
A 21-year-old man from Welwyn Garden City has been arrested in connection with this incident. He has been released on police bail while inquiries continue.