POLICE APPEAL: 54-year-old punched to ground at Tesco

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Humberside Police are appealing for information after a 54-year-old man was allegedly assaulted while waiting for a taxi outside Tesco.

The incident occurred on Tuesday 21 October at 10.30pm, when police say the victim, who was sat on a bench, was approached by two men aged between 20 and 25 who asked him for a cigarette lighter.

The 54-year-old man stood up to get the lighter from his pocket when one of the men punched him, knocking him to the ground.

The victim sustained a cut to his lip and a broken tooth.

The suspects are described as both having dark hair and of average build and about six foot tall.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101 referring to crime number 2076003 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111