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Man With Learning Difficulties Attacked On The Isle Of Wight
Police are investigating after a man with learning difficulties was attacked on the Isle of Wight.
He was assaulted in Sherbourne Avenue, Ryde in the early hours of the morning on New Years Day.
It happened at about 1.30am as the 42-year-old victim was walking home in what appears to be a nasty and unprovoked attack. He was left with a bloodied mouth and scratches.
Officers are now asking for people to get in contact with them if they saw the attack or they think they recognise the description of the people involved.
The suspect is described as:
- A white man
- Aged 20 to 30-years-old
- About 6ft tall
- Skinny build
- Short dark spikey hair
- Clean shaven
- Piercings in both ears
- Wearing a jacket and scruffy trainers
The suspect was accompanied by two females who were described as slim with scruffy hair and clothing.
Anyone with information can contact PC Stuart Bancroft at Newport DCID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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