CRIME: Man left with broken jaw after assault in Harborough town centre

Diesel theft in Manby.
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A man was left with a broken jaw after being assaulted in Market Harborough town centre last month, Leicestershire police revealed in a witness appeal today (January 2) .

Two men were assaulted as they tried to get into a taxi in the town in the run-up to Christmas, said police.

One of the victims suffered a broken jaw in the attack and needed hospital treatment for his injuries.

The incident happened in High Street on Sunday, December 14, at about 3am.

The victims were getting into a taxi when they were approached from behind and assaulted by a group of two or three men.

One of the suspects is described as white, between about 20 to 25 years old, and of slim but muscular build. He is also described as being slightly taller than 5ft10ins, had black hair and was wearing a baby-blue coloured top.

PC 2146 Yassin Desai, who is investigating the incident, said: “This incident happened at the taxi rank outside the [Oxfam] charity shop in High Street.

“It was a busy weekend in the run-up to Christmas and I believe there will be people who witnessed the incident who have not come forward and spoken to police.

“If you believe you have any information which could help our investigation please get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call the police 101 number, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2146.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Story by Alex Blackwell.

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