Police hunt attackers after brutal assault in Hitchin leaves man seriously injured

Police are hunting for the attackers who set upon a 35-year-old man in Hitchin.

Police are hunting for the attackers who set upon a 35-year-old man in Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

A 35-year-old man was left with serious injuries after being brutally assaulted in Hitchin in the early hours of Saturday.

Between 2am and 3am the victim was attacked by a group of people close to ‘the church’ in Hitchin town centre, although which church is yet to be established.

He was later found by a woman who took him to her home in Stevenage before calling an ambulance. The victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Detective Constable Gary Larkman, who is investigating, said: “The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

“At this stage we do not have a more specific location of where the assault occurred however, we are carrying out significant enquiries to establish exactly what happened to this man in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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“I’m appealing for anyone with information that could assist our investigation to get in touch with me via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference G1/17/3717 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/report.

“If you would prefer to provide information anonymously please contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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