Man attacked by group of men armed with a metal pole in Bury St Edmunds

A man was attacked by a group of men at a park near Hodson Close in Bury St Edmunds (stock image). P

A man was attacked by a group of men at a park near Hodson Close in Bury St Edmunds (stock image). Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked by a gang of young men armed with a metal pole in Bury St Edmunds.

The assault happened at around 6.45pm on Friday, December 22, in a park area near Hodson Close on the Howard Estate.

A police spokesman said: “The victim, a male in his mid 40s, was assaulted by a group of young males with a metal pole.”

One of the suspects is described as white, with blond hair, around 5ft 4ins tall and aged in his late teens.

During the attack the victim suffered a cut and bruising to his face.

He was later taken to hospital for a check-up as a precaution.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, saw any suspicious behaviour or has knowledge of the incident should contact Bury St Edmunds police on 101 quoting crime reference 37/81032/17.

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Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.