December 6 2013 Latest news:
Monday, September 2, 2013
A man was thrown in the River Wensum and suffered a fractured hip during a violent assault in Norwich.
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the offence, including someone who was with the victim during the attack, which happened on Thursday evening.
Between 10pm and 10.20pm two men were on the towpath alongside Bishop Bridge Road when they were approached by a group of about five other men.
The victim, a man in his late 40s, was punched by members of the group before being pushed against the railings and kicked in the hip.
He was then thrown into the river.
The victim was left with a fractured hip and cuts and bruises as a result of the assault.
Police have released descriptions of two of the men involved in the attack.
One was a large white male, aged 30 to 35, and 6ft tall. He had short dark hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt at the time of the attack.
The second man is also white, of slim build and aged around 18 years old. He had short shaved hair.
DC Philippa Maskell, Norwich CID, who is investigating the incident, appealed to witnesses.
She said: “There were a number of people in the area at the time of the incident who may have further information about it.
“I would particularly like to talk to the man the victim was with at the time as he may be able to further assist us with our enquiries.
“He is described as white, in his late 20s and around 5ft 7ins tall. He had short fair hair, was of slim build and was wearing a grey jacket and jeans.”
Anyone with information should call DC Maskell on 101 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.