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27 July 2011, 09:59
Police are trying to trace three people after a 16 year old was hit in the face with a stone or a brick.
He was attacked after refusing to hand over a cigarette in Barrack Road in Northampton at around 4.30am on Wednesday 13 July 2011.
Two men approached the teenager, who was with two friends. When he said no to the request for a cigarette, one man hit him in the face with a metal object and the other hit him on the head with the stone or brick.
The victim was treated at Northampton General Hospital for injuries to his face.
Northamptonshire Police say they want to speak to three people in connection with the attack. They are described as clean shaven young men with tanned looking skin, both in their early 20s of large build and between 5ft 7in and 5ft 9in tall.
One had a green tattoo possibly of a flower on his left arm. The third person who witnessed the assault was a heavily built white woman in her mid 20s around 5ft 5in tall. She was wearing tight black trousers a black top and a big blue bangle on her left wrist.