Shop worker beaten in vicious attack

A shop worker was beaten unconscious in a vicious late-night raid by two robbers on a Cromer off licence.Jonathan Dunn was left with a suspected broken jaw and serious facial injuries after the attack by the raiders, one who hid his face with a balaclava, the other wearing a hoodie.

A shop worker was beaten unconscious in a vicious late-night raid by two robbers on a Cromer off licence.

Jonathan Dunn was left with a suspected broken jaw and serious facial injuries after the attack by the raiders, one who hid his face with a balaclava, the other wearing a hoodie.

Tonight the 52-year-old victim agreed to have his photograph taken to show the severity of the attack.

The Hamilton Road shop, one of a chain called The Local, was raided at about 10pm on Tuesday night.

Cash was stolen in the robbery and Mr Dunn was set upon, knocked to the ground, kicked in the face and lost consciousness - all in the space of around a minute and a half, said detectives.

Mr Dunn was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he remained tonight.

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Det Insp Andy Guy said: “Two people have entered the shop, the man has been assaulted, kicked in the face and lost consciousness.”

The attacker wearing a balaclava was also wearing a white cream sweatshirt, black trousers and white trainers. The person in the black hoodie was wearing dark trousers and light trainers. Security cameras in the shop and around town are being checked for clues.

But the attack has left the victim's colleagues in shock.

“I have been working here for five years and nothing nasty like this has ever happened,” said Edward Oliver. “There is a fair bit of petty crime around here, but nothing like this, nothing unpleasant towards people.”

The off licence opened for a short time yesterday, but closed up again for the day and will be back up and running soon.

Anyone with information - or who saw people acting suspiciously in the area before the raid - should contact North Walsham CID on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers on 0800

555 111.