Woodbridge: Reward Offered After Attack

15 June 2012, 13:29 | Updated: 15 June 2012, 13:42

A reward of up to £1,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and charge of the person who assaulted a man in Woodbridge.

A man in his forties was with his 4 year old granddaughter in the car park by the Deben Swimming Pool at around 10:50pm on Monday, June 4th. When he asked a passing man to mind his language the perpetrator proceeded to punch and kick the man to the ground where he then continued the attack before walking off towards the town centre. It is believed the offender may have been making his way to Market Hill to meet friends.

The offender is described as white, around 5ft 11ins, slim build, with dark hair and wearing a dark jacket and a plain white t-shirt.

The injured man was taken to Ipswich hospital with bruising and a possible broken nose but was able to return home a few hours later.

Ann Scott, Eastern Regional Manager for Crimestoppers said: “This must have been a terrifying ordeal for the young girl and her grandfather. I would appeal for anyone with information about this unprovoked attack to come forward to the independent charity Crimestoppers. No-one has anything to fear as we take information anonymously. We do not ask for your name and no call is traced or recorded. You won’t have to give a statement, speak to the police or go to court – we only want to know what you know, not who you are. In the 24 years that Crimestoppers has been running we have never broken our anonymity promise. Nobody will know you contacted Crimestoppers”. 

Police are linking this assault to another incident the same night. At around 10:30pm on Station Street a male offender become aggressive towards two men and a woman. The man began to swing punches, hitting one of the men and the woman before running off. Moments later the male returned and struck the other man in the back of the head before again running off. He is of the same description.

Only information given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 that leads to an arrest and charge is eligible for the reward. Information can be given online atwww.crimestoppers-uk.org but information will not be eligible for a reward this way.