Shocking 'unprovoked and motiveless' attack on man in Fishponds

June 20 2019
Shocking 'unprovoked and motiveless' attack on man in Fishponds

THESE are the injuries suffered by a 61-year-old man in an unprovoked attack in Fishponds.

He was assaulted by three young men on bikes near the junction of Fishponds Road and Grove Road at about 7.45pm on Tuesday as he was walking home.

The man, who has not been named by police, suffered facial injuries in the attack, which police say had no apparent motive.

Afterwards the attackers made off towards the city centre, while passers-by came to help the victim and called an ambulance.

PC Brett Stinchcombe said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a man in his sixties.

I’d urge anyone who saw the incident or who has any other information which could help to get in touch.”

Anyone who can help should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5219 136 783.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.