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Witness appeal after man assaulted in Staple Hill

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We’re appealing for witnesses after a 50-year-old man was punched in the head during an unprovoked assault in Staple Hill. 

The victim was walking along Morley Road at about 9.45pm on Monday 31 May (Bank Holiday), when he was approached by a man riding a scooter. 

The offender spoke briefly to the victim before punching him in the head, causing minor injuries.

He’s described as white, in his late teens, with ginger hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jogging bottoms, and was riding a red electric scooter.

If you saw this incident, or have any information about the offender, please call us on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5221120437.