Crimestoppers offer £2,000 reward to help trace group after violent attack (From St Albans & Harpenden Review)
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Crimestoppers offer £2,000 reward to trace group after violent attack in St Albans
Crimestoppers is offering a £2,000 reward in an appeal for information to arrest and convict a group who attacked a man in St Albans.
The independent charity is asking members of the public to help them trace the group of seven men who assaulted a man during the early hours of Friday December 21.
The victim, who was left with head and body injuries, was leaving Club Veeda in St Albans where he had been celebrating Christmas with colleagues when he was attacked by the men aged between 20 and 25.
The group approached the victim, without provocation, near the doorway of Subway in St Peter’s Street.
Two of the attackers are described as white men in their 20s both with short dark hair, one of whom was wearing a white short-sleeved top and dark trousers, while the second was wearing a long-sleeved light shirt and dark trousers.
As a result the victim has suffered both head and body injuries and had his front teeth kicked out. He was taken to Watford Hospital and later released, but returned to a hospital in Cambridge for a brain scan.
Hertfordshire Constabulary have released CCTV images of a group of men they are seeking in connection with the assault.
Ann Scott, Crimestoppers regional manager for the Eastern Region, said: “We take all crime seriously and this severe attack is no different. We are asking the public to come forward anonymously with information on those who aggressively attacked this victim and left him needing costly dental implant surgery”.
“Those responsible for this violent crime need to be caught and we need the public’s help to find them which will help prevent similar occurrences happening in the future.”
“This reward is claimed in a way that means your anonymity is still guaranteed, no identification is ever required. If you have any information at all about this attack please call us anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
To be eligible for the reward information must be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Information can be given via a secure online form found on www.crimestoppers-uk.org but will not be eligible for a reward.
For more information contact the Crimestoppers eastern regional manager, Ann Scott on 07825 445720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view the CCTV images and for more information visit http://wanted.crimestoppers-uk.org/detail.aspx?ID=46344 and http://wanted.crimestoppers-uk.org/detail.aspx?ID=46343.