Man arrested following Haverhill attack is bailed

The junction of Greenfields Way and Burton End
The junction of Greenfields Way and Burton End

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.

The victim, a male in his teens, was assaulted in the town between 2.15am and 3.10am on Saturday (March 1) whilst walking in the Burton End area.

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 teenage victim was was walking along Burton End with two other men and a woman when he was attacked.

At the junction of Greenfields Way, the group were approached by around 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.

He was knocked to the ground and hit and kicked in the head and face.

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

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