Witness appeal after serious assault on Tavistock Street

Police Appeal witness

Bedfordshire CID is appealing for witnesses after a man sustained serious injuries after he tried to stop someone from breaking into his car on Tavistock Street on Monday (18 October).

At approximately 7.35pm, a man was walking to his vehicle parked near the Tasty Tuck Fish Bar, when he saw a man attempting to break the door of his car.

When the victim approached the offender, he was assaulted, pushed to the floor and kicked.

Following the attack, the offender walked away from the scene towards the town centre.

The victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

The offender is described as a man in his 30s, approximately 5’7’’, with short shaved hair and stubble. He was seen wearing black clothing.

Detective Constable Guy Steel-Jessop, who is investigating, said: “This was a violent attack in a busy Bedford street and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed it or has information that can help us with our enquiries.

“Additionally, this type of violent behaviour won’t be tolerated in our communities. We are working hard to establish the circumstances of this attack and the identity of the attacker.”

If you have any information about this incident please contact the police by visiting their online reporting centre bedfordshire.police.uk/report/Report or by calling 101 and quote reference number 40/55766/21.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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