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9 April 2010, 11:56
Police have released a picture of the injuries a man sustained after an attack on a Redway in Milton Keynes.
On Wednesday 31 March at 11pm the victim was riding his bicycle between Milton Keynes Central Railway Station to the north of the city. He crossed the over bridge from Campbell Park to Downs Barn and went down the redway, parallel to the H5, Portway.
He saw a group of ten white teenagers, both girls and boys in the redway and the group parted to either side to let him through. As he got closer to the group he noticed one of the group was holding a baseball bat.
The next thing the victim remembers is waking up on the ground, with injuries to his head; his pockets had been searched and his mobile phone and wallet stolen. The victim sustained a significant injury to his head which required medical treatment at Milton Keynes General Hospital.
The offender holding the baseball bat is aged around 16, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 10ins, slim with light brown or blond hair which covered his ears and a fair complexion.
Det Con Wendy Fellowes, is investigating the incident. She said:
“This was a vicious, unprovoked attack and the victim was very lucky not to have sustained more serious injuries.
“The decision was made to release the photo in the hope someone who knows who the offender is or has any information will come forward once they see the seriousness of the injuries inflicted on the victim.
“We need the public’s help to identify the person responsible and ensure they face the consequences of their actions and cannot re-offend.
“The seriousness of this offence is unusual for Milton Keynes and we want the offenders to know it will not be tolerated and we will be taking all possible steps to identify them; this appeal is just one of many lines of enquiries we are following.”
Anyone who witnessed the offence or has any information is urged to contact Det Con Fellowes at Milton Keynes police station via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505.
If you do not want to talk to the police, call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.