An appeal for witnesses has been made after a teenager was attacked in a Harborough pub toilet in what the victim’s father described as a completely unprovoked attack.
The 18-year-old victim was out with about five or six friends on Friday night (October 4) in Harborough when he was blindsided in an assault in the toilet of The Square bar at about 1am.
The young man’s shocked father contacted the Mail this morning (Tuesday) in a bit to capture the perpetrator.
His landscape gardener son was punched in the head, then his head was kicked and stamped on while he was on the ground.
“It was a completely unprovoked attack. He didn’t see the attacker as he was hit from behind. There had been no altercations or anything beforehand.
“It’s shocking to think this can happen on a night out in Harborough. I was out in town the night afterwards and everyone I spoke to couldn’t believe that this had happened to my son.
“We need to catch this person before they do it again,” said the victim’s father.
The teenager was taken to Kettering General Hospital for treatment and was given a CT scan as a precaution. Medical staff believe he probably suffered a concussion and he has been left badly bruised around the eyes and face.
“There was at least one other person in the toilet around the time of the attack so we would appeal for them or any other witnesses to come forward,” said the teenager’s dad.
There is no description of the attacker because he launched his assault from behind the victim.
Harborough Police are investigating.
If you have any information, call Leicestershire Police’s 101 number.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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