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Three friends injured in East Leake street assault

An investigation is under way after reports that a group of friends were left injured after being attacked on their way home from their local pub.

The group had reportedly been catching up with friends and as they left a pub, at around 10.50pm on Friday (30 July 2021) they were met by a large group of teenagers.

After speaking to one of the teenagers in Main Street, East Leake, one of the men is said to have been approached from behind by another member of the group and punched in the face.

Two men and a woman are said to have then escorted him home, and not long after they had left him safely it is believed that a large group of teenagers approached them as they were walking along Gotham Road.

It is alleged the teenagers then set upon them, knocking them to the ground and stamping on one victim’s head, another’s chest and the leg of the third victim before running off.

They were left with injuries including swelling to the face, bruised ribs and cuts. They received treatment for their injuries but are now recovering.

Officers are now appealing for information and anyone who saw the incident as they continue their investigation

Detective Sergeant Julian Eminson-Ferry, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This is a report of a heinous attack on a small group who were simply heading home from an evening catching up.

“Assaults are unacceptable and can ultimately cause serious and even life-changing harm to those who are subjected to it.

“Officers are committed to their investigation and are continuing their enquiries into the incident. We would also reassure people that local officers will be in the area, visibly patrolling and available to speak to.

“We are asking anyone who was in the area, who saw the incidents or who has any information to get in touch with us on 101, quoting incident 791 of 30 July 2021”.