Man seriously hurt in attack

A 22-YEAR-old is in hospital after he suffered serious injuries to his neck while on a night out.

Dave Gooderham

A 22-YEAR-old is in hospital after he suffered serious injuries to his neck while on a night out.

The man needed surgery after he was attacked with an unknown weapon in the early hours of Sunday morning in Newmarket.

Detectives last night described the attack as “horrendous and unprovoked” and admitted the injuries sustained had been life threatening.

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The man remains in Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, where his condition today was described as stable.

Det Insp Andy Smith, of Forest Heath CID, said: “This is a horrendous and apparently unprovoked attack on a young man who sustained life threatening injuries.

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“I am appealing for anybody who witnessed this incident or who knows the identity of the attacker to speak with police urgently. I would also like to appeal to the person responsible to do the right thing and hand themselves in to police as soon as possible.”

The man was attacked in Wellington Street at about 1am on Sunday. Police say he was followed by two men into the car park at the rear of the Bushel Inn, close to the entrance of the Guineas shopping centre.

One of the men confronted and then assaulted the victim who was subsequently taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with serious injuries to his neck caused by an unknown weapon.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said one of the offenders was seen shortly after the incident in Rookery Service Road, near the Bushel Inn and also outside Martin's newsagents.

He is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, of slim build, between 5ft 5ins and 5ft 7ins tall, with dark matted shoulder length hair. He was wearing a t-shirt underneath a dark hooded top and dark baggy trousers.

The second man who was present is described as a white male, 21-22 years old, wearing a military style baseball cap and jacket.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or may know who these men are to contact DC Michael Chapman at Mildenhall CID on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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