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Vicious attack on jogger in Nottingham

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a 51-year-old man was assaulted while out jogging in Woodthorpe.

The victim was approached by a man outside Ben’s Barbers in Plains Road at about 7.30am on Wednesday (10 April 2019).

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The offender asked the man what he was doing before hitting him in the head, possibly with a weapon, causing him to fall to the floor.

While he was on the floor the man was repeatedly kicked in the body and the attacker stamped on his head as he tried to get up.

The victim was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment where he required stitches for head and arm injuries.

The offender is white, aged about 30, around 5ft 10isn tall and of thin build. He was wearing blue jeans and a parka-style jacket which had a fur hood.

PC Mark Szeremeta, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This was a totally unprovoked and vicious attack on the victim.

“There would have been a number of vehicles driving along Plains Road who may have witnessed this incident or may have recorded dashcam footage.

“I’d appeal to them and anyone who may have information about this incident to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 99 of 12 April 2019, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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