Two Haverhill attacks within a fortnight at similar locations

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A man arrested following an attack in Haverhill at the weekend in which a teenager was hit in the face with a piece of wood has been released on police bail.

It was the second violent assault to take place in a similar location in the town and at a similar time and day, in the space of two weeks.

The 18-year-old victim in the latest incident was assaulted between 2.15am and 3.10am on Saturday (March 1) whilst walking in the Burton End area.

He was walking along Burton End with two other men and a woman when they were approached near the junction with Greenfields Way by between three to five men.

One of the men used a piece of wood to hit the victim in the face.

The victim and his friends then began to leave along Burton End in the direction of School Lane, and he was then attacked for a second time, being knocked to the ground and hit and kicked in the head and face.

The teenager received hospital treatment for his injuries and was later discharged.

Police arrested a 23 year-old man of no fixed abode on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and has since been released on bail to return to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre on April 16.

The previous assault happened at about 2am on Saturday, February 15 when two men were attacked as they walked through Shaftesbury Court.

They were set upon by a group of five to six young men, leaving one of the victims with a broken jaw.

The other man received less serious injuries.

Haverhill Police Inspector Peter Ferrie said the victims were unwilling to press charges, but detectives are pursuing strong leads on who the attackers are.

If anyone has any information about the February 15 attack they are asked to call police on 101.

For the full story and all the latest news see today’s (Thursday, March 6) Echo.




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