Man knocked unconscious after being approached by a gang who attacked him in a Northampton street

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A man who was walking through a car park in Blackthorn was attacked and left with a broken tooth, cuts and bruises.

The victim was walkikng through Blackthorn in Northampton when he was punched in the face by a man in an unprovoked attack on Friday, February 20.

The 39-year-old victim walked through the car park towards Blackthorn shops between 11.50pm on Friday and just past midnight on the Saturday.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: He was approached by four men, one of whom asked the victim for a cigarette, which the victim supplied.

“He was then asked if he was on his way to the cashpoint, to which he replied that he was on his way home.

“At this point, one of the offenders hit him to the face, causing him to lose consciousness.”

The victim suffered bruising and swelling to his left eye, cuts above the eye requiring stitches, a broken tooth and cuts to his legs and shoulders.

The offenders were described as teenagers or young adults.

Anyone with any information can call Northamptonshire Police on 101. Alternatively, they can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or use the anonymous online form at