Man, 68, left injured after assault in High Street, Clapham

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A 68-year-old man was assaulted in Clapham on Friday night, September 19, and police are appealing for witnesses.

The incident happened on the High Street, close to the junction of Mount Pleasant Road, between 11.30pm and 11.45pm.

The victim had spoken with two men and a woman outside the Clapham Superstore before continued to walk along the High Street. Shortly after he was approached from behind and assaulted.

PC Simon Parsons, investigating, is keen to trace the three people who spoke with the victim.

PC Parsons said: “This appears to be an unprovoked assault which left the victim with bruises and grazing that required hospital treatment. It is important that the three people who victim spoke with shortly before the incident come forward and contact the police as they could have vital information about the person responsible for this assault.”

The woman is described as white, between 18 to 20 years old, approximately 5’3” tall, with blonde hair, wearing a white top and light coloured bottoms.

One of the men is described as white, 18 – 20 years old, with a slim to medium build, short dark hair and wearing a dark coloured top, a white top underneath and light coloured bottoms. One of the men was riding a blue and white mountain bike.

Anyone with information relating to this crime can contact PC Parsons, 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.