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4 January 2011, 15:28
Police in Northampton are appealing for witnesses after a 74-year-old man was assaulted in the early hours of New Years Day.
The man was walking along Broadmead Avenue, Abington, when he was approached from behind and assaulted.
As a result of the incident the victim received hospital treatment for facial injuries and was left shaken by what happened.
The incident took place at around 1.30am on Saturday, 1 January, near to the Broadmead pub.
A 23-year-old man has today been arrested in connection with the assault and is currently being interviewed at Campbell Square Police Station.