Police hunt four attackers after bicycle used as weapon in violent Stevenage assault on Christmas Eve

This watch recovered at the scene may belong to the victim

This watch recovered at the scene may belong to the victim - Credit: Archant

Police are looking for four attackers after a victim was violently assaulted in Stevenage on Christmas Eve.

At 10.20pm on Saturday, passers-by witnessed four men punching, kicking and hitting another man with a bicycle in Faraday Road.

They then made off in the direction of Harvey Road.

One of the attackers was wearing a light-coloured jacket and dark trousers.

Following the assault, the victim was seen to walk in the direction of Telford Avenue.

Officers searched the area, both on foot and with the help of a police helicopter, but the victim could not be located.

Detective Constable Karen Dewar, from the Stevenage local crime unit, said: “Due to the nature of the assault, we believe the victim could have sustained significant injuries. We are keen to speak to him in order to establish exactly what happened and to trace those responsible.”

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The attached image shows a watch that the victim was believed to be wearing at the time of the incident, which was recovered at the scene.

If you recognise the watch, think you may know the victim or have any further information that could assist the investigation, call the Herts police non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 767 of December 24.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.