Police investigate chip attack

A TEENAGE attacker threw chips at a passerby before punching him in the face.

Laurence Cawley

A TEENAGE attacker threw chips at a passerby before punching him in the face.

Police are investigating the incident which happened at about 8pm on Thursday outside the Newmarket Sports Centre in Exning Road, Newmarket.

A spokeswoman for the police told how a 43-year-old man was walking along the road when he was approached by a teenage man who threw chips at him and punched him in the face. The attacker then walked off.

The victim suffered a split lip. The attacker was white, aged 17 or 18 years old, about 5'7'' tall, of slim build. He wore a black hooded top, blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers and he was in the company of three females.

Anybody with information should contact Pc Neil Van-Holland at Newmarket police on 01284 774100 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.