Kings Hedges Assault Victim Dies

14 June 2015, 08:59

Police in Cambridge say a man who was assaulted in Campkin Road in the Kings Hedges area of Cambridge, last weekend has died in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

39 year-old Jeff Henry was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital following the attack which happened at about 12.45am on Sunday (June 7).

He remained in a critical condition with a fractured skull and traumatic brain injuries until his death yesterday morning (Friday) when the decision was made to turn off his life-support machine.

Jeff was seen running away from two men along Campkin Road in the direction of Arbury Road just moments before the attack. Detectives believe he was also assaulted about 25 minutes before the attack which lead to his death.

Detective Inspector Alan Page said:

"We believe Jeff may have visited Strawberry Fair on Saturday, June 6, and was in the Arbury area from around 11.30pm that day.

He is a well-known local man who was subjected to a sustained and brutal attack. I believe members of the local community will have information concerning why Jeff was attacked and I would urge them to come forward."

Earlier in the evening Jeff was seen walking with his purple push bike which had a black metal basket and a gel seat, this has not been traced following the attack, along with his glasses and phone which are also missing.

Detectives would like to speak to two men, both described as white, slim, between 6' and 6'2", seen leaving the area and heading towards the King's Hedges area.

Anyone with information should call the major crime unit on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.