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12 September 2014, 06:16
A service station employee has been assaulted in Luton by a customer.
The 33 year old victim was working at the BP Service Station on Mount Pleasant Road between 6pm and 6.20pm when a man entered and complained that he had placed a £1 in the air machine to pump up his mountain bike tyres but the air machine hadn't worked.
The offender assaulted the member of staff by hitting him over the head with a bottle and repeatedly punching him.
The offender is described as a man with a mixed race appearance, approximately 25 years old, 5'8" tall with a slim build and black curly Afro style hair. He was wearing a black baseball cap, grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey jacket with a bicycle.
PC Barry Smith, investigating, is keen to trace witnesses to the assault.
PC Smith said: "We do not know why the offender decided to assault the victim causing nasty facial injuries but the cashier area in the service station was busy and customers who were at the garage may well have information that could help piece together why this assault happened and also help police identify the man responsible."
Anyone with information relating to the crime can contact PC Smith, in confidence, at Luton Police Station, on 01582 394217, or Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.
Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.