Thug kicks victim to the ground leaving him with broken bones in attack outside Horden shop

Police want to speak to this man on the left as part of inquiries.
Police want to speak to this man on the left as part of inquiries.

An assault victim spent days in hospital after he was left with fractures in a street attack.

The 35-year-old man from Horden was beaten on the Coast Road.

We need to know who this attacker is and why his assaulted the victim, anyone who thinks they might have information should contact us immediately.

Detective Constable Craig Hines

He was walking near to Dulai’s off licence in the village when the assailant got out of a silver Peugeot 206 and assaulted him.

He was knocked against shop shutters and kicked him while on the ground.

Detective Constable Craig Hines, who is investigating the attack, said: “This is a violent attack on a member of the public who suffered serious injuries as a result.
“The area was busy at the time, it was still light, and viewing CCTV from the surrounding shops we know several people stopped to watch what was going on. “It is those people we need to speak to.

“We would like to reassure the community of Horden that we believe this is an isolated attack and they is no need to be alarmed by this incident.

“We need to know who this attacker is and why his assaulted the victim, anyone who thinks they might have information should contact us immediately.”

The suspect was wearing jeans, white trainers and a black vest or body warmer.

The attack happened on Wednesday, July 1, at 9.20pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call Durham Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.