Man struck with bottle in unprovoked attack

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked on Saturday.

At 4.45pm the 31-year-old man left church at Downs Barn and was approached by two men who demanded cash and his mobile phone. The victim walked away from them on the path near the V9 behind the church and they followed him and while he cried for help they slapped him and struck him with a bottle, knocking him down. The offenders continued kicking him and hit him again with the bottle before running off empty-handed.

The victim was taken to Milton Keynes General Hospital where he was treated for bruising and a cut to his nose.

The offenders are described as follows: the first was black, between 18 to 19 years old, 5ft 10ins, slim build and shaved hair. He was wearing sunglasses on his head, a white T shirt and blue jeans and spoke with a local accent.

The second offender is described as white, between 18 and 19 years old, 5ft 9ins, medium build with short wavy brown/ginger hair. He was wearing a black bomber jacket, blue jeans and brown Dr Marten-style boots.

Detective Constable Wendy Cissell of Milton Keynes CID said: “We would urge anyone in the area, anyone who may have been leaving church, who might have seen anything to please get in touch.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det Con Cissell via the non-emergency number 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.