A teenager was attacked by a man last night near the UEA campus.

SportsParkPolice are appealing for witnesses. Photo: Chloe Hashemi.

The assault took place outside the Sportspark between 2am and 2.15am on Sunday.

The 18-year-old victim was with friends when they were approached by two men.

They became abusive and then punched the victim in the face, when he then fell to the floor and was kicked.

The victim suffered swelling and a bloody nose, and police are appealing for any witnesses.

When asked about the incident by Concrete, the UEA Security Lodge were unaware it had taken place but would be looking into it.

Dean of Students Dr Annie Grant told Concrete: “We are very concerned about any assault that takes place on campus and are doing everything we can to assist the police with their enquiries.

“The matter will be raised at the next Student Safety Group meeting when we will review the overall incidence of assaults on campus and discuss with the representatives of the police and UEA Security who attend the meetings to see if there is more that we do to improve the security of the UEA campus. Meanwhile, we urge all students to continue to be vigilant.”

Police ask that anyone with information contact PC Scott Malcolmson at Earlham Police Station on 101. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 

Original story via EDP24.co.uk