Man punched in head and another suffers black eye in Great Yarmouth attacks

PUBLISHED: 15:32 27 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:47 27 May 2014

Police are appealing for witnesses after two attacks in Great Yarmouth.

Police are appealing for witnesses after two attacks in Great Yarmouth.

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A man was punched in the head and another suffered a black eye and suspected broken rib after they were attacked in Great Yarmouth.

The first victim, who is in his early 20s, was walking along Northgate Street when, close to the Apollo Tavern, he saw a group of nine youths on the opposite side of the road. The group were all wearing hooded tops with the hoods up.

One of the youths shouted at the man before crossing the road and punching him in the back of the head. As the victim fell to the ground he was kicked and punched by the group.

He was later taken to hospital for treatment. The incident happened between 10.50pm and 11.10pm on Thursday, May 22.

In a second attack, which happened two days later, a 55-year-old man suffered a suspected broken rib, a black eye and a cut to his head after he was set upon by a group of lads in St George’s Park.

The victim was attacked between 6.30pm and 8.15pm on Saturday, May 24 and walked into a business to report the altercation.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to both incidents, which are not being linked.

Anyone with information about the May 22 attack should speak to PC Nigel Greenard, while witnesses to the May 24 attack should speak to PC Ben Millican.

Both are based at Great Yarmouth and can be contacted on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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