Detectives step up hunt for attackers

Suspect 1

Suspect 1

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POLICE in Bridlington are have released e-fit images of three men they want to speak to in relation to a serious assault which took place in Hastings Walk, in August.

The attack, in which a 22-year-old local man was stabbed took place whilst the victim was walking across Hastings Walk at the junction with Carnaby Avenue at around 2.25pm on Monday August 29.

Suspect 2

Suspect 2

The attack, described by a senior detective as ‘nasty and violent’, left the victim with head injuries and a serious stab wound to the chest which resulted in a collapsed lung.

The three attackers, all wearing hooded tops, are believed to have jumped in a vehicle and fled in the direction of Thornton Road.

The victim managed to get to his home nearby from where he was rushed to Scarborough Hospital.

Up to seven police vehicles attended the scene cordoning off parts of Carnaby Avenue and Hastings Walk.

Suspect 3

Suspect 3

A police helicopter search failed to find his attackers.

Detective John Hunter from Bridlington Police is hopeful these images will trigger a response from the public.

“These e-fits are proving quite successful and these three are particularly good.” he said.

“We urge anyone who recognises the men in these images to contact police. The help of the public is invaluable to us.”

Police said the attack appears to have been targeted rather than at random and believe two white men and one black man, all with a height range between 5ft 7in and 5 ft 11in were involved. The first suspect is a black man, 5ft 7in with a broad build and wearing tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded top with its hood pulled up.

The second is described as a white man, aged between 18 and 22, about 5ft 7in tall, with a slim build, blonde spiked hair and was wearing a navy blue hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.

The final suspect is described as a white man of slim build, about 5ft 6in tall who was wearing a sportsstyle jacket with its hood up and navy blue tracksuit bottoms with a stripe along the side.

Detectives are appealing to the public for help identifying the men. Anyone who may recognise these faces should contact police on 0845 60 60 222 quoting reference 185894, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.