Assault – Alfred Gelder Street, Hull
February 26, 2013, 10:58 am
A 23-year-old Cottingham man was assaulted as he waited for a taxi in Hull city centre.
The incident happened as the man was standing with his girlfriend at the taxi rank outside the Empress public house on Alfred Gelder Street at between 0200hrs and 0300hrs on Sunday 24 February.
Whilst in the taxi queue, a group of about 10 men who were unknown to the victim, began verbally abusing him before one of the group punched him to the left side of the face and a second man from the group then struck him to the right side.
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The victim and his girlfriend got into a taxi with his girlfriend and the group left the scene.
The 23-year-old suffered severe swelling, bruising and cuts to the face and attended Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment.
The victim was about to get into the black cab as he was assaulted and believes the taxi driver may have seen all or part of the attack and those responsible.
The two suspects involved are described as white men. The first was 5ft 11ins tall, with short, dark brown hair, stocky build, wearing a bright blue jumper and dark jeans. He also had a tattoo on the left side of his neck.
The second man had black hair that was gelled down, scruffy teeth and was wearing a black jumper, dark jeans and a gold chain round his neck. Both spoke with local accents.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and saw any part of this incident, particularly the taxi driver, is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to log 135 of 24 February 2013 or call Crimestoppers on0800 555 111.
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