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Homeless man attacked with brick
A MAN attacked a rough sleeper with a brick and breeze block leaving him bleeding profusely.
The homeless man had been sleeping in a recess along an alleyway off Lowesmoor when he was woken by someone shouting nearby at about 7.30am on Sunday.
He saw a man talking to two teenage girls and claiming he was "going to throw a brick at someone’s head".
The man then made his way down the alleyway, approached his victim, removed his cardboard coverings and demanded he give him his mobile phone and wallet.
When he refused, the man threatened to throw a brick at him and when he refused again, the man picked up a breeze block and threw it at him hitting the top of his head.
The two men were then involved in a scuffle where the attacker punched him in the face before running off out of the alleyway onto the main road followed by his victim clutching the top of his head, which was bleeding profusely.
Nothing was stolen but his victim was left with a two-inch cut to the head, which required hospital treatment.
The attacker was described as being white, in his early 30s, 5ft 9ins tall, of stocky build, had greying ‘salt and pepper’ hair and a tanned complexion.
He was wearing scruffy blue jeans, a red anorak with black marks on the arms and trainers and he was smoking roll-ups.
The girls he was seen talking to were around 16 years old and dressed in what appeared to be school uniform of black skirts, yellow blouses and blazers with yellow badges on.
Detective Constable Sarah Beales from Worcester CID said: “This was an unprovoked attack on a vulnerable man in his 60s and his injuries could easily have been worse.
“We believe there were lots of people around in Lowesmoor early on Sunday morning and someone may have seen some part of this incident.
"We are particularly keen to trace the two young ladies who were seen talking to the man and to whom he boasted about attacking someone.
“They were described as being dressed in school uniform but early on Sunday they could have been dressed in some other kind of uniform or even adults dressed as schoolgirls.
“I am sure they would remember their encounter and I urge them and any other witnesses to come forward so we can trace whoever was responsible for this nasty attack.”
DC Beales and Worcester CID can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Callers should quote the reference number 213s 06/10/13.
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