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23 October 2012, 06:00
A man who had been out celebrating his 30th birthday needed stitches to his face and staples to the back of his head after being attacked in Luton in the early hours of Sunday morning (October 21).
He and a woman were walking along Colin Road at around 3am when they saw two men who were laughing at them.
When the woman asked why they were being rude an argument took place. Following an exchange of words, the male victim was attacked, forced to the ground and then beaten by one of the men, leaving leaving him with a long gash to his forehead and a large wound to the back of the head.
The offenders then fled the area heading towards Ridgeway Road, leaving a glass behind as they did so.
The victim made his way to his home address before calling the police and an ambulance. He was then taken to hospital for treatment to his wounds.
Detective Constable Gill Cowley who is investigating the attack, said: "This was a very serious assault which has left a young man with some very nasty wounds. It is vital that we find the people responsible and stop them from committing any further offences. Given that the offenders left a glass behind after the assault, there is a strong possibility that they may have attended a party in the area some time before the offence took place so if anyone knows who these men are then I'd urge them to get in contact.
"I'd also like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault or anyone else who may have information - however small or insignificant they think it is - that could help us. Don't dismiss your information as unimportant, even tiny details which don't seem relevant now might become useful later on in the investigation."
The two men were white, in their mid 20s and believed to have been eastern European. The first was around five feet seven inches tall, of stocky build with short blonde hair and wearing a black jacket with a silver zip up the front. The second was around six feet tall, of average build with short black spiky hair and also wore a dark jacket.