Man beaten and kicked by gang on cycle path

April 13 2021
Man beaten and kicked by gang on cycle path

POLICE are trying to trace a gang who attacked a man, breaking his collarbone, on a cycle path between Lyde Green and Westerleigh.

Officers say they are treating the attack, which happened near where the path crosses Coxgrove Hill, close to the M4, as an assault causing grievous bodily harm.

They have issued computer generated 'E-fit' pictures of two of the men they want to trace, who are believed to be between 18 and 20 years old.

The victim, who was in his 30s and on foot, was assaulted by three men on the Dramway cycle path, near Westerleigh, on February 26.
An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: "The victim was beaten with a stick, tripped to floor and kicked multiple times in the head in an unprovoked attack.
"He was taken to Southmead Hospital where it was confirmed he’d sustained a broken collarbone and suspected broken ribs."
Two of the suspects were described as black, wearing black jogging bottoms and hoodies. One had afro hair, with a flat top.
The third was white, of large build, with a shaved head. He wore black joggers and a blue/grey hoodie.
Police have asked anyone who thinks they recognise the men in the e-fits, or has any other information which could help their inquiry, to call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5221 042 129.
Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.