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Family attacked with wooden bats in Aylesbury

Family attacked with wooden bats in Aylesbury

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 4:26pm 4th January 2019. (Updated at 4:40pm 4th January 2019)

A family of six have been attacked by a gang with wooden bats in the centre of Aylesbury.

The assault happened at around 2.20am on New Year's Day in an alleyway, known as Long Lional, leading towards the car park in Exchange Street. 

The victims were a family including three men aged 59, 55 and 36, and two women aged 55 and 53, and a boy aged 15.

What happened?

  • They were walking along the alleyway when they were approached by a group of three or four men, who verbally abused one family member before physically attacking the rest of the group
  • They used weapons including wooden bats, causing injuries to six members of the family.

Multiple serious injuries

  • The 59-year-old man suffered a fractured cheekbone and other significant facial injuries requiring reconstructive surgery
  • The 36-year-old man suffered extensive bruising and swelling to his arm, as well as the loss of hearing in one ear
  • The 53-year-old woman suffered a serious head wound requiring plastic surgery
  • The 55-year-old woman suffered a fractured arm
  • Four of the victims required hospital treatment and have since been discharged.

One of the offenders is an Asian man, about 5ft 9ins, aged in his mid-twenties. He had short dark hair and was wearing a red coat and blue jeans.

The rest of the offenders were white men. One of these is described as being aged in his mid-twenties, of skinny build, with short dark hair and some stubble or a goatee beard. No further descriptions are currently available.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Justine Haw, based at Aylesbury police station, said:

“This was a vicious, unprovoked attack which left four people seriously injured and in need of hospital treatment.

“The offence happened following New Year’s Eve celebrations at a time when the town centre was busy.

“There were a number of people in the area at the time who must have been aware of this incident.

“If you saw this or have any information relating to it, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference 43190000192.” 

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