Pair hunted after teenage couple punched during attack in Northampton underpass

Police issue descriptions of four peopled aged between 17 and 20 they want to quiz following assault

Friday, 12th March 2021, 4:39 pm

A teenage couple were punched during an unprovoked attack after being approached by a gang of four in a Northampton underpass.

Detectives have issued descriptions of all four although stress that only two are wanted in connection with the attack at this stage.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "One of the suspects is described as a black woman aged between 17 and 20, who was short with black hair and wore a yellow top.

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Police have issued descriptions of four people they want to speak to following Tuesday's attack
Police have issued descriptions of four people they want to speak to following Tuesday's attack

"The male suspect is described as white, aged 19 or 20 and with facial stubble. He was wearing a black hoodie with a blue and white scarf or snood.

"The others in the group, who did not participate in the assault, were a white, blonde-haired woman aged around 18 wearing a grey jumper and blue jeans, and a white man with brown hair — he had on a black tracksuit and was carrying a JD Sports bag."

According to police, the incident happened between 4.30pm and 5pm on Tuesday (March 9) when a girl and a boy were approached by a group of two men and two women while they sat by the underpass below Lings Way, close to Goldings shops.

One man within the group began to ask the pair questions and became verbally aggressive when they did not answer. A woman then grabbed the girl, pulled her away from the boy and punched her several times.

When the boy tried to intervene, he was punched by one of the men, before he and the girl were able to leave the scene.

Anyone who was in the Goldings area on Tuesday afternoon and saw the assault or may have information about it, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 using incident number 21000135626, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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