Vicious assault probed

Astral Grove, Hucknall.
Astral Grove, Hucknall.

Police are investigating a vicious assault in Hucknall which took place on Tuesday 4th November.

At around 7.15pm a 41-year-old man was walking along Robin Hood Avenue when he was approached by a group of four white men who accosted him.

A police spokesman said: “The man ignored them and continued onto Astral Grove. Two men from the same group then reappeared in front of him.

“He was hit from behind, causing him to fall to the floor where he was punched and kicked repeatedly in the head and body.”

The victim was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment to serious injuries.

The first offender is described as between 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall, aged 17 to 18, of medium build, wearing sunglasses, a black scarf over his face, a light, grey hooded top and jogging bottoms. He was riding a bike. The second offender is described as 5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins, aged 17 to 18, of slim build, with a shaven head. He wore a grey tracksuit which was unzipped with a t-shirt underneath,

The third is 5ft 6ins and 5ft 8ins tall, aged 17 to 18, of medium to stocky build, with short, black hair. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and dark blue or black gloves. The fourth offender is between 6ft and 6ft 2ins tall, aged 17 to 18, of skinny build, wearing a dark blue tracksuit, possibly with a light blue t-shirt underneath.

Witnesses should call 101 or 0800 555 111.