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[11 APR 01] CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Bus Stop Attack In Coventry City Centre

A 24 year old Hillfields man was attacked last night as he waited for a bus in Coventry city centre.

Gala Bingo, Coventry City CentreThe incident happened at about 9pm at a bus stop in Hales Street, outside the Gala Bingo hall.

The victim was waiting for a bus when he was approached from behind by three men.

One man punched him twice in the face, knocking him to the ground. The attacker grabbed a Nokia mobile phone from the victim and the three men then ran off.

The victim suffered bruising and swelling to his face.

The offenders were described as being black and in their teens.

The first one who attacked the 24 year old, was described as being aged 16 or 17, of medium build, 5ft 11in tall with a shaven head and wearing dark clothing.

The second attacker was aged 16 or 17, 5ft 8in tall, of medium build and was wearing a black baseball cap with ear flaps and dark clothing. The third one was aged 15 or 16, about 5ft 8in tall, of medium build, with a shaven head. He was wearing dark clothing and a pair of glasses.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information which could help police is asked to contact Little Park Street police station on 024 76 539010.
 

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 11 Apr 01
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