A YOUNG woman was dragged across a road and repeatedly hit during a ‘cowardly, unprovoked’ attack.
The victim was in Fever in Market Place around 2am on Sunday, September 21, when she was approached by an unknown man. They briefly spoke before he punched the 20-year-old.
She left the nightclub and later saw the same man as she was walking through Church Green towards the Unicorn Hall taxi rank.
He shouted abuse of a discriminatory nature and assaulted her again, causing her to fall to the floor. She felt repeated blows to the head and body and was dragged across the road by her arm.
The second assaulted lasted between five and ten minutes and it is thought there were many people walking past or waiting for taxis nearby.
The offender was in his early twenties, around 5ft 10in tall and broad with skinny legs, short light hair and a large nose. He was wearing a white short sleeved top and light blue skinny jeans.
PC Thompson said: “This is a cowardly, unprovoked attack in a public place. During both of the attacks many members of the public were present, both in the club and outside on the street. We are desperately urging them to come forward.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting incident reference number 130-s-210914, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.