Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Iffley Road
11:47am Monday 3rd September 2012 in Latest News
A MAN has been attacked by a group of teenage men in Swindon.
The incident took place on August 27 at 11.10pm at the entrance to the underpass near Iffley Road, Swindon.
A lone 49-year-old man was walking home from the town centre towards the Ferndale area when he was attacked by three teenage men.
The victim was attacked from behind and pushed to the floor before being punched and kicked a number times in the face while the three men attempted to take the rucksack from his back.
After a short while, the three men then ran off in the direction of the town centre.
As a result of the attack, the victim received deep cuts to the left hand side of his face as well as swelling and bruising which required hospital treatment.
The offenders are all described as white males, aged between 18 and 19-years-old.
The first man is described as 5ft 9ins tall, of slim build wearing a t-shirt and jeans with a blue plaster cast on his right arm.
The second is approximately 6ft 2ins tall wearing a grey hoodie with lighter trim and a baseball cap.
The third man is described as approximately 5ft 2ins tall, wearing a dark hoodie and trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Melissa Carr at the Swindon Priority Crime Team on 101 or on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.