A MAN in his 50s was knocked to the floor and kicked in the head during a ‘nasty and unprovoked’ attack while walking home from a night out in Malvern.
The incident happened at about 3.15am on Sunday (October 27) when the man and two other men were walking towards Barnard’s Green.
As the trio reached the corner of Church Street and Albert Road they passed a group of people who started to verbally abuse them.
The group then assaulted one of the men which resulted in serious facial injuries and him needing extensive hospital treatment.
Another man from the trio attempted to come to his aid and punched one of the offenders to the face in self-defence but was also assaulted.
The group were in their early 20s and consisted a mix of about five men and a woman.
Detective Sergeant Stuart Hawkeswood from South Worcestershire CID said: “This was a rather nasty and unprovoked assault against an older man.
“I would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the assault or the group in the Barnard’s Green area in the early hours of Sunday morning.
“One of the men was punched, so if you know of anyone who received a suspicious facial injury over the weekend, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information should contact DS Hawkeswood on 101, quoting reference number 170s 271013, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.