Video: Scene where a teenager was violently attacked in Worksop

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This is the injury sustained by an 18-year-old man who was jumped and assaulted on his way home in Worksop.

Stephen Lyall was in Newgate Street, near to the junction with The Pines, when he was hit from behind then punched and kicked on the floor.

The unprovoked attack happened at about 10.30pm on Saturday 19th April as he walked home from his girlfriend’s house. He was left with a two inch cut to his head.

Police think there may have been more than one attacker.

The victim’s mother, Joy Ashmore, told the Guardian her son had to have stitches.

She said: “He was very shaken up at the time. He thinks there was a group of about five people.”

Joy thanked everybody who had sent messages of support to the family. However, she complained that it took too long for police to come and take a statement.

Insp Phil Davies said victims’ welfare was of the utmost importance to Notts Police.

He said: “Our appointment system gives us the opportunity to see victims at a time and location to suit their needs.”

“An agreement was reached with the victim in this case to arrange an appointment with officers, however, it’s clear that on this occasion we were unable to meet his availability due to other demands.”

“This delay was unfortunate but I am confident that the investigation is progressing as would be expected and the victim is being updated.”

If you know anything about the attack call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting crime reference BW/029778/14.


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