Man attacked by gang on Pirate Day

A man sustained a broken jaw after being attacked during the Pirate Day celebrations on Sunday (July 21).

The 22-year-old was attacked while with a friend between 9pm and 9.15pm.

The fight happened at the top of the ‘100’ steps between the bottom of the West Hill cliffs leading down to the amusement arcades in George Street.

Five men threw the victim down the steps and kicked and punched him causing a broken jaw and back fracture. The victim was hospitalised and has undergone an operation.

There are believed to be five suspects. The first is described as a black man, aged 18, 5ft 8ins tall, of muscular build and with a short afro hair style. He was wearing a horizontal striped t-shirt.

The second suspect was a man, aged about 18, 6ft tall, skinny build and had short black hair. He was wearing jeans.

Police said there are no descriptions available of the other three people involved.

Detective Constable Nick O’Shaughnessy said: “This was a vicious attack causing serious injury to the victim. This incident happened on Pirate Day so we are hoping that there were people in that area who will have seen this happen and I would ask them to come forward if they have any information.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1537 of 21/7. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.