Punch thrown outside Northampton pub knocked disabled man unconscious

A disabled man was knocked unconscious during an assault outside a Northampton pub at the weekend.

Monday, 28th November 2016, 11:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 6:24 pm
A disabled man was assaulted outside a Northampton pub on Saturday. Police are appealing for witnesses.

The 59-year-old victim was punched outside The Hart of Duston in Harlestone Road, on Saturday night between 10.45pm and 11.15pm.

The blow caused him to fall to the ground and briefly lose consciousness. It is believed there had been an attempt to steal his wallet.

The offender was described as a white man in his mid-to-late twenties with a stocky build.

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He was about 6ft tall with short, dark, receding hair and he was wearing a navy-blue bomber jacket.

He was accompanied by a woman, who police say possibly “facilitated the assault by isolating the victim.”

The woman was in her early 20s, about 5ft 6 inches tall with a slim build and dark-blond shoulder-length hair. She wore a white-trimmed jacket and jeans.

Both had local accents.

Anyone with information can contact Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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