Man ‘punched outside Chinese takeaway’ in Leiston sparking police appeal


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A man in his 70s was punched in the face and his wife was shouted at during a row over parking outside a Chinese takeaway in Leiston, police believe.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the alleged assault, which is said to have taken place on August 27 at around 6.30pm.

It is thought the victim, his wife and their five-year-old son had parked their car on King Georges Avenue near the Yuan Feng takeaway restaurant.

The woman, in her early 50s, was then shouted at by two men who were allegedly being verbally abusive about the way the couple had parked.

It is believed the one of the suspects leaned into the driver side window of the car and punched the man, who is 70, in the face.

He was left with bruises on his cheek.

Now police have issued descriptions of two men they want to trace following the incident.

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The first has short, grey hair and was wearing a grey polo neck.

He is believed to be in his late 60s and has a large build.

The second man is described as being shorter and thinner than the first man, with a Scottish accent.

• Witnesses to the attack and anyone with information should call Pc Ali Bonham-Carter at Suffolk police on 101 quoting reference number 37/57291/17.

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