Appeal to Good Samaritans to come forward after assault outside pub

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Police are appealing for two Good Samaritans to come forward after a 51-year -old man was assaulted on Tuesday, June 24.

The incident happened at about 10pm outside The Mulberry Bush pub in Orchard Street.

The victim had left the pub after watching the England football match and was pushed in to a fence and grabbed around the throat by an unknown offender.

The offender then punched the victim in the face before being disturbed by a man and a woman who intervened.

The offender is described as a white man, approximately 35 years old, 6’3” tall, well built, wearing a blue top and dark trousers.

PC Val Bale, investigating, is keen to trace the two Good Samaritans who stopped the offender hitting the victim.

PC Bale said: “There was a number of people inside the pub that night who may be able to help identify the offender.

“These people may also be able to piece together why this assault took place. I would urge both the man and woman who helped the victim and also anyone else who has information about this incident to contact the police, in confidence.”

Anyone with information about this crime can contact PC Bale, in confidence, at Bedfordshire Police on 101, or text information to 07786 200011.

Alternatively you can contact the independent crime fighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.