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Man assaulted after intervening in Stourport incident
11:44am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A MAN has been assaulted in Stourport while trying to defend someone who was being verbally abused.
The victim was on Bridge Street at about 6pm on Sunday when he saw a dispute between two groups of people. One of the groups contained three men and a woman, the other consisted of just three men.
The victim intervened after he overheard the woman apparently making homophobic comments to one of the men in the second group.
He asked the woman to stop abusing the man and was then punched in the face by another man, who was in the same group as the woman.
The man who punched the victim is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s, about 5ft 10ins tall, slim build, with short brown hair and wearing a white t-shirt, jeans and trainers. He is believed to have left the area along Raven Street away from the town centre.
PC Atoosa Nasri, from Kidderminster Police Station, investigating the incident, said: “The victim received some nasty facial injuries in this assault, which required stitches and we are keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened.
“In particular, we would like to hear from the man who appears to have been the victim of homophobic abuse. Not only may he be a key witness but we take hate crimes like this extremely seriously and will do our utmost to support anyone subjected to such abuse.
Anyone with information should call 0300 333 3000, quoting incident 564-S-250813, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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