Man suffers fractured eye socket in attack by moped rider on footpath

June 09 2020
Man suffers fractured eye socket in attack by moped rider on footpath

A MAN needed surgery after being attacked by three people on a footpath between Frampton Cotterell and Iron Acton.

Police have today appealed for anyone who saw the incident or recognises the description of the attackers to come forward.

The victim, who is in his 50s, suffered a fractured eye socket and other facial injuries after challenging one of the three attackers, who was riding a moped on the path at about 5.30pm on May 6.

Police say the man suffered grievous bodily harm in the incident.

They say the attackers were in their late teens or early 20s. Two had brown hair and the other had blond hair.

One was riding a red moped with an L plate and another was on a bike the victim described as having a “wonky wheel”.

All three attackers had carried rucksacks.

An Avon and Somerset police spokesperson said: “The victim had challenged one of his attackers about riding a moped along the path prior to being assaulted.

Several people using the path at the time are believed to have witnessed the incident and we’re particularly keen for them to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and quote the crime reference number 5220 098 795.

Information can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online.